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Nate Diaz Declines Jake Paul’s MMA Offer, Sets Sights on Boxing Match

Former UFC fighter Nate Diaz declines Jake Paul’s MMA offer and sets his sights on a boxing match. Get all the details and latest updates on this highly anticipated matchup.

Former UFC fighter Nate Diaz is gearing up for a highly anticipated boxing matchup against YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul. The two will face off in a 10-round bout at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday, August 5.

Diaz recently responded to Paul’s offer to fight in a mixed martial arts (MMA) setting. Paul claimed to have offered $10 million for a fight in the Professional Fighters League (PFL), but Diaz declined the offer. In an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Diaz made it clear that he doesn’t fight for the PFL and emphasized the need for a real fight: ‘I don’t fight for that organization. If we do something, we’re going to do something real. Co-promotion, if anything.’

While Diaz turned down the MMA offer, he hinted at a possible return to the UFC or an MMA-style fight in the future. After spending 15 years with the UFC, Diaz left the promotion and last fought in September 2022 at UFC 279, where he defeated Tony Ferguson via fourth-round submission.

On the other hand, Jake Paul expressed his disappointment with Diaz’s approach to their upcoming boxing match. In an interview with MMA Junkie, Paul complained about the lack of promotion from Diaz and criticized his opponent’s indifference to trash talk and insults. Paul, who is known for his ability to market fights, expected more from Diaz: ‘That’s what I wanted – that’s why I signed up for this – is to give the people a show and to squash this beef. He talked a lot more st to me before we signed up to fight. So, he’s kind of being a bh in that sense. I expected more out of him, and I expected him to carry that gangster attitude and to not take my insults. But he’s pretty much rolled over like a b*h and has been quite boring, which psses me off. But I’m used to carrying these promotions. It’s no different in this one.’

The boxing matchup between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul has generated significant buzz and anticipation among fans. Both fighters have their own unique styles and personalities, making this a must-watch event for combat sports enthusiasts.

Fight Details

Here are the details for the upcoming boxing match:

Date Saturday, August 5, 2023
Venue American Airlines Center
Location Dallas, Texas
Rounds 10


  • Nate Diaz declines Jake Paul’s offer to fight in the PFL
  • Diaz emphasizes the need for a real fight and co-promotion
  • Diaz hints at a possible return to the UFC or an MMA-style fight
  • Jake Paul criticizes Diaz’s lack of promotion and indifference to trash talk
  • Paul expected Diaz to carry a gangster attitude and market the fight


  • Nate Diaz
  • Jake Paul
  • Ariel Helwani


  • Boxing
  • MMA
  • UFC