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Midnight Mania! ‘Awful’ Nate Diaz sparring footage leaks ahead of Jake Paul fight: ‘Slower than molasses’

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Nate Diaz is well into his preparation for Jake Paul, as the two are set to throw down in a 10-round boxing match on August 5, 2023. Recently, a video leaked of Diaz’s sparring performance, and that clip can be seen above.

There are a couple important caveats to consider, however. For one, the caption is simply wrong and has been falsely reported several times already. Olympic boxer Esquiva Falcao is indeed part of the Diaz training camp, but that’s not him in the ring. Several viewers online believe Falcao is the one recording, who admits in Portuguese that Diaz’s partner is inexperienced in the ring.

Reactions to the clip were rather mixed. Some Diaz fans were encouraged by the forward pressure and activity of Diaz, believing that this could trouble Paul late in the fight. However, many others were critical. One reply labeled Diaz “slow as molasses in winter,” while another wrote that Diaz’s punches were “looking very slappy.”

Do you feel more or less optimistic about the UFC veteran’s chances after this footage?

LIVE! Watch ‘Paul Vs. Diaz’ On DAZN PPV

READY FOR WAR! International superstar and serial risk-taker, Jake “The Problem Child” Paul, is once again up against a very big (and very different) challenge in regard to his budding combat sports career when he takes on former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar (and Conor McGregor slayer), Nate Diaz, inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Sat., Aug. 5, 2023, streaming live on DAZN pay-per-view (PPV). “Paul vs. Diaz” which will also feature multiple-time women’s boxing champion, Amanda Serrano, battling former WBO queenpin, Heather Hardy, for the undisputed Featherweight title in DAZN’s PPV co-main event. Special start time is slated for 8 p.m. ET, with a PPV price tag of $59.99.

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