Jake Paul thinks he will have no trouble with Nate Diaz after his recent victory over former UFC champion Anderson Silva.
This past Saturday at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona, Paul defeated MMA superstar Silva via majority decision in a boxing match. After Diaz got into it with his crew backstage, Paul responded by suggesting a fight in his post-fight press conference. However, the YouTuber now considers Diaz to be beneath him since he outlasted Silva.
“I’ll be down,” Paul said.
“I just beat one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. Nate Diaz is easy work. Anderson Silva is way more difficult than Nate Diaz.”
“Well, he’s like slow and at the end of his career,” Paul said.
“He’s lost it as far as striking. Maybe he still has jiu-jitsu, but as far as striking and all that, he’s just like a street fighter. Boxing is like the purest sport. It’s art, and you can’t come in and street-fight someone in a boxing match. Anderson has length, has the height. Anderson hits harder, is more slippery, has better head movement, the list goes on. I know so that Nate is easier.”
Diaz is now a free agent after successfully completing the terms of his UFC contract with a submission victory against Tony Ferguson at UFC 279. However, most UFC contracts feature an exclusive negotiating period of three months, during which time no further negotiations can take place legally.
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