Nate Diaz Open To Jake Paul Boxing Match After Leaving UFC

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Nate Diaz made the decision to leave the UFC and it is uncertain at the moment when and if he will ever return. Some are saying that he is just waiting for a new contract, while others don't think he is going to return to the sport or organization. He seems interested in boxing now, at least according to an interview he recently did.

What Did Nate Diaz Say?

Nate Diaz had a ton to say about the option of him fighting Jake Paul. This could make perfect sense considering both of them are not only two of the biggest names in combat sports, but also two of the best entertainers.

“[Jake Paul] is for sure one of the options,” Diaz said “He’s doing big stuff. He’s doing big things. He’s got a big fight ahead of him. If he wins that, I’m sure people will be really impressed by it. And if Anderson (Silva) does his thing on him, that’s impressive also. Now we’ve got a fight on his hands. I’m looking forward to it.”

Diaz Always Loved Boxing

Boxing was something that Diaz said he was going to initially do, but he then found MMA shows in his area and he started to enjoy it.

“From 17 or 18 years old, I was starting to fight, I was boxing with my boxing coach,” Diaz said. “There were boxers all over my gym, and I was going to box initially, but MMA shows were more around my area, and they were happening, so I got stuck in MMA. I got stuck in a cage this whole time with contracts and stuff. Now everything is open for the taking. I never stopped training for a boxing fight since I started fighting. When the right opponent or right thing comes, we’re going to take it.”

Will This Fight Really Happen?

It is unlikely that fans will ever see these two stars in the ring because it isn't absolutely certain that Nate Diaz is officially done with the UFC.

Who Would Win: Nate Diaz Vs Jake Paul?

A fight between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul would be an exciting one, and many would argue that Nate Diaz would be the ultimate winner. He is one of the best to ever lace them up in the UFC and it is likely that it would transition well to boxing.

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Jon is a Penn State University graduate that majored in journalism and minored in sports studies. Jon was a member of the D1 baseball team before injuring his shoulder. He's an avid fan of the Milwaukee Bucks and enjoys writing about various different sports.

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