Former UFC lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz, shares his thoughts on his recent boxing match against Jake Paul. Despite his loss, Diaz jokingly mentions a near-guillotine choke and questions Paul’s fighting skills. Read more for the full story.
Former UFC lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz, expressed his thoughts on his recent boxing match against Jake Paul in Dallas, Texas. Despite his unanimous decision loss, Diaz jokingly mentioned that he almost secured a guillotine choke in the ninth round of the fight.
Diaz, a fan-favorite veteran, made his return to combat sports after his UFC 279 submission win over Tony Ferguson. However, he faced a tough opponent in Jake Paul, who now holds a record of 7-1. The fight took place at the American Airlines Center and lasted for 10 rounds.
In the opening round, Paul landed a massive counter hook that wobbled Diaz and sent him reeling. Despite the adversity, Diaz managed to survive and even attempted to grab hold of a front headlock and standing guillotine choke in the penultimate round. However, the referee separated the fighters, and the match continued.
After the fight, Paul offered Diaz a $10,000,000 payday for a rematch under the Professional Fighters League (PFL) banner, but strictly under the unified mixed martial arts ruleset. Diaz, despite his loss, commented that Paul "can’t really fight." He clarified that his statement was not meant to disrespect Paul but rather to emphasize that this was a boxing competition, not a real fight.
During the post-fight press conference, Diaz addressed the personal remarks made by Paul throughout the camp. He stated that while Paul trains with high-level MMA fighters and spars hard, it’s important to remember that this is a boxing competition and not a real fight. Diaz emphasized that if it were a real fight, the outcome might have been different.
In conclusion, despite his loss, Nate Diaz remains confident in his abilities and is open to a rematch with Jake Paul under the PFL. Diaz’s comments about Paul’s fighting skills have sparked interest among fans, leaving them wondering if a rematch will take place in the future.
|Jake Paul||Unanimous Decision (97-92, 98-91, 98-91)|