Jake Paul took to Twitter to make some daring proclamations.
YouTube star and celeb boxer Jake Paul has his subsequent opponent in thoughts and it’s Nate Diaz. Paul was clearly watching UFC 263 and noticed the group response that Diaz generated. Regardless of a late rally, Diaz misplaced a lopsided resolution in opposition to Leon Edwards. Paul vowed that he would knock out Diaz after he knocks out Tyron Woodley.
Paul is scheduled to combat Woodley on Aug. 28. The 24-year-old YouTube character is 3-0 with three knockouts. Paul scored knockouts over former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren and former NBA slam dunk champion Nate Robinson.
The combat in opposition to Woodley would be the hardest problem of Paul’s profession. Woodley, the previous UFC welterweight champion, is a considerably higher striker than his former teammate Askren. Nevertheless, Woodley is 39-years-old and misplaced his final 4 fights within the UFC.
If Paul is ready to get via Woodley, Diaz is a logical subsequent opponent primarily based on Diaz’s recognition and drawing energy. Regardless of a 20-13 file, Diaz’s recognition seems to be rising. The Stockton, California native was clearly the preferred fighter to the Glendale, Arizona crowd. Diaz additionally has a historical past of being a profitable pay-per-view draw. In his profession, Diaz has headlined three UFC pay-per-views, UFC 196 and 202 in opposition to Conor McGregor and UFC 244 in opposition to Jorge Masvidal.
There are a few obstacles to getting a Paul-Diaz combat. The primary being that Paul has to defeat Woodley. Second, an settlement must be reached with the UFC to permit Diaz to take the combat since he’s beneath contract with the promotion. The third, and sure the best can be agreeing to a contract and purse for Diaz. Provided that Askren and Woodley have each publicly mentioned that the combat in opposition to Paul is the most important payday of their careers, it could possibly be the identical for Diaz.
If Diaz and Paul do meet contained in the squared circle, getting a knockout could possibly be fairly difficult for Paul. Diaz has a really unorthodox southpaw type that might give Paul hassle. Moreover, Diaz is regarded for his extremely robust chin. In his 33 skilled fights, Diaz has solely been knocked out twice. In 2013 by Josh Thompson and by Masvidal in 2019. Nevertheless, the stoppage in opposition to Masvidal was resulting from a health care provider stoppage resulting from cuts and never a knockout.
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