Jake Paul in talks to face UFC star Nate Diaz as YouTuber reveals ‘he wants to do it, he has two fights left’

JAKE PAUL has revealed he is in talks for a boxing match with UFC star Nate Diaz.

The YouTuber is currently undefeated since getting his boxing licence and has his eyes set on a number of huge showdowns.

Jake Paul is in talks to box another UFC star
The YouTuber claims he and Nate Diaz are discussing a potential showdown

Having previously called out superstar Conor McGregor and Dillon Danis, he is now due to have his third bout in three months against another UFC performer.

Paul has reportedly agreed a deal to go one-on-one in the boxing ring with Ben Askren on April 17.

However, even though the 24-year-old insists he is ‘not looking past’ Askren, he has admitted he is already in negotiations for another big showdown.

And he says Diaz ‘wants to do it’ after the ‘last two fights’ left on his UFC deal.

Paul told Heavy.com: “We’re talking to Diaz’s team. He wants to do it as well.

“He has two more fights with the UFC apparently. So we’ll see what happens. If he frees up from the UFC, that’s the fight.”

Diaz is widely-regarded as one of the best boxers in MMA but has never fought professionally as one.

And Paul, the younger brother of fellow social media mega-star turned boxer Logan, believes he would produce a clinic against the ‘Stockton Slugger’ if they ever get it on.


He added: “Diaz started talking s*** to me. Bro, Diaz is a punching bag, the guy just goes into fights and walks forward.

“They’re different sports. He’s tough, but a lot of guys are tough. So the Diaz fight makes sense, and he’ll get tatted up.

“I would love to fight Nate Diaz after Askren. But we’re not overlooking Ben Askren.”

Paul is 2-0 as a professional boxer and recently fought on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s return to the ring in his draw with Roy Jones Jr. 

That night he produced an explosive performance to KO ex-NBA player Nate Robinson in the second round.

He won his first fight in January 2020 with a first round TKO victory over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib.

Meanwhile, his brother Logan is due to battle the legendary Floyd Mayweather later this year.


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