Nate Diaz Confirms Jake Paul Fight as He Makes ‘July or August’ Request From Dana White & the UFC

Published 06/21/2022, 1:48 AM EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – MAY 05: Nate Diaz looks on against Jim Miller during their Lightweight bout at Izod Center on May 5, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC fighter Nate Diaz has been inactive since losing to Leon Edwards at UFC 263. The former BMF title challenger, who wants to move to bigger things in his career, has been asking the UFC for one last fight for a while. As he wants to complete his contract soon, Stockton’s own has provided an ultimatum to the promotion.

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In a new tweet, the Stockton native shared a video of Jake Paul knocking out Tyron Woodley in their second boxing bout. Diaz wrote, “Ufc release now please or give me fight with anyone in July or august I have bigger sh*t to do.”

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By sharing the video, Nate Diaz has seemingly confirmed that he will be facing Paul in a boxing match in the future. However, the UFC fighter first needs to either complete his contract with the promotion or get released by them.

Paul, who had previously been calling out UFC fighters to fight him, had also called out Nate Diaz. Thus, it looks like fans might soon get to see Diaz in the boxing ring.

Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after knocking out Tyron Woodley (not pictured) at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The younger Diaz brother is coming off two recent losses against Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards. The fighter has a good ground game and hence, seeing him purely box would be an interesting thing to witness.

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Many had appreciated ‘The Notorious’ for trying out a new sport when he entered the ring against Floyd Mayweather in 2017. Hence, with Diaz wanting to enter the ring against Paul, UFC and boxing fans have an exciting bout to watch out for.

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Back in 2021, Diaz slammed the Paul brothers. Jake Paul and Logan Paul’s entry into the boxing business has resulted in a lot of noise around the sport.

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In fact, Jake Paul’s matches against Tyron Woodley were huge. ‘The Problem Child’ had called out Diaz, who had attended their second contest.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 05: Nate Diaz reacts to his victory over Conor McGregor of Ireland in their welterweight bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/ via Getty Images)

The UFC welterweight fighter took to Instagram to take a dig at them by calling them “The Paul sisters”. Thus, if Jake Paul and Nate Diaz were to enter a boxing match, it would be absolutely huge considering both are crowd-pullers.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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