DALLAS, TEXAS — Nate Diaz, unsurprisingly, wasn’t amused with the pre-fight press conference that took place today (Tues., May 9, 2023) to promote his upcoming eight-round boxing match against Jake Paul.
Touching down in Dallas, Texas, for their first pre-fight press conference, Paul and Diaz took center stage. Fashionably late as per usual, Diaz didn’t end up enjoying his time, finding the presser “weird” without the fans in attendance, but media exclusively.
Things only got sillier for Diaz when he was antagonized by one of Paul’s wannabe boxer croney’s disguised as media.
“Nate, I’m actually a boxer myself and I’ve been trying to get into this undercard,” the audience member said. “I’m just wondering if you think I could fight your brother, Nick, because if he’s anything like you I think I’d beat his f—king ass.”
“Brother, what’re you just gonna walk away on the streets or some s—t?” Diaz replied. “You know my homeboys see you right now. That was stupid, huh? Stupidass motherf—ker. What the f—k? You deserve to get your ass whipped.”
“Yeah, I’m definitely pretty nervous right now,” they said.
“He works for my company,” Paul chimed in. “I’ll handle that later, I’ll fire him. I’m sorry about that, Nate. Derek shut up.”
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Paul and Diaz are set to square off on Aug. 5, 2023, in an 185-pound tilt at American Airlines Center. Diaz will be making his professional boxing debut when stepping foot inside the ring. He last fought when scoring a fourth round guillotine submission (watch highlights) against Tony Ferguson in Sept. 2022. It was the Stockton, Calif., native’s last fight in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Paul, on the other hand, looks to rebound off his first career loss to Tommy Fury in Feb. 2022 (watch highlights).
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