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Midnight Mania! Jake Paul offers to fight Nate Diaz ‘for free’ ... on a couple of conditions

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Nate Diaz has been calling for his release or final UFC fight for months now. It’s an ongoing saga, one that routinely involves Khamzat Chimaev for some strange reason. Despite all the Twitter outcries, Diaz remains unbooked, on the roster, and unable to step into the boxing ring.

UFC President Dana White spoke recently with The Mac Life about Diaz’s situation. White actually agrees that the Jake Paul fight makes sense for Diaz, despite UFC’s contract with the Stockton native being the current hold up!

“Nate isn’t going to fight Kamaru Usman, listen we are trying to do the best we can, trying not too shit on anybody and disrespect anybody. It’s not like we are talking about Kamaru Usman here we are talking about Nate Diaz,” White explained (via BJPenn.com). “Nate’s won one fight in five years, so we are trying to figure this thing out with him. He probably should go on and fight Jake Paul, that’s a fight that makes sense.”

Note that there’s no mention of willingly releasing Diaz in the above statement.

Paul, who stands to make a fortune by boxing Diaz, has an alternate solution. Rather than release Diaz to step into the boxing ring, Paul is willing to meet the jiu-jitsu black belt inside the Octagon. While he’s willing to accept that match up for free, Paul tells White he’ll have to support his current roster more and provide healthcare.

Depending on who you ask, Paul inside the Octagon is either “undeniable” or at the very least, not impossible. Perhaps we’ve finally found Diaz’s huckleberry?

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