DAZN’s “Face 2 Face” interview featuring Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz ended up a bust after there was no 2 for Jake to Face. Indeed, Diaz bounced from the promotional event early, proving once again that if something sucks you can just leave.
On one hand, this is classic Diaz brothers behavior. On the other, it had some worried that Diaz is in a bad headspace heading into his first professional boxing match, which takes place this weekend (Sat., Aug. 5, 2023) inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, against a younger, bigger and stronger opponent. In other words, the possibility of getting clowned by a YouTube personality may be getting to Diaz.
While he looked extremely uncomfortable in the footage we saw from the “Face 2 Face,” Diaz was all smiles and laughs during a press scrum on Thursday.
“Sometimes less is more, I believe,” he said when asked about his unique approach to promoting the Jake Paul fight. “I’m just going with the week and seeing how it goes. It’s usually how I do it, anyway. People judge me on how I promote the fight. I’ve been in some of the biggest fights of them all, so. Let me do me, and you do you.”
Asked specifically about the “Face 2 Face” incident, Diaz cracked a joke.
“I came back and all you f—ers were gone,” he said. “Were you guys there? You guys left. I came out the bathroom and there was no people in the place. You guys left!”
Diaz finished the bit with a one-two punch and a wink before bouncing once again.
So, how does Paul feel about all this? “The Problem Child” was visibly frustrated as Diaz walked out of their “Face 2 Face,” but had time to process the situation over 24 hours.
“Yeah, whatever he wants to do — it doesn’t matter,” Paul declared. “At the end of the day, Saturday’s his last day of being a fighter. I’m knocking him the f— out. Putting him to sleep. He’s a b—h, he’s a bully, and he’s not a professional like I am.”
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