Nate Diaz confirms he’s considering boxing Jake Paul

Nate Diaz wrapped his decades long UFC tenure the weekend before last with a victory over Tony Ferguson.

Rogan delivered an all time classic interview with Diaz in the end with Diaz claiming:

“All I know there’s been a love hate relationship with me and the UFC , the whole time I’ve been in this f*cking in this organization. But at the end of the day, I love the UFC. Shout out to Dana White, Lorenzo Fertita and Hunter Campbell for giving the opportunities and the platform the whole time.”

“For everybody and for myself, I feel like I’m the most. Right now, I feel like I’ve had the longest career in the UFC and I’ve had the most successful one and everybody, and I outdid everybody on pay and I get everybody on surviving. “

“And I want to, I want to get out of the UFC for a minute and show these UFC fighters how to take over and own up another sport, how you’re supposed to do it. “

“Because Conor McGregor didn’t know how to do it and none of these other fighters know how to do it. So I’m going to go I’m going to go out there and I’m going to take over another work, another or another profession, and become the best at that show.”

Which led to a lot of talk about a potential boxing date against youtube phenom Jake Paul.

Nate Diaz recently confirmed he is willing to face Jake Paul.

Diaz told iD Boxing.

“(Jake Paul) is for sure one of the options. He’s doing big stuff. He’s doing big things. He’s got a big fight ahead of him. If he wins that, I’m sure people will be really impressed by it.”

“And if Anderson (Silva) does his thing on him, that’s impressive also. Now we’ve got a fight on his hands. I’m looking forward to it.”

The Stockton native built a reputation for himself in MMA after serving 15 years in the organization. Diaz said that he didn’t necessarily want to enter the sport and wound up there as a result of a lack of local boxing events.

Diaz said:

“From 17 or 18 years old, I was starting to…I was boxing with my boxing coach. There were boxers all over my gym, and I was going to box initially, but MMA shows were more around my area, and they were happening, so I got stuck in MMA.”

“I got stuck in a cage this whole time with contracts and stuff. Now everything is open for the taking. I never stopped training for a boxing fight since I started fighting. When the right opponent or right thing comes, we’re going to take it.”

While Diaz is no joke it should be worth noting that he’s considerably smaller than Paul having competed in Lightweight and Welterweight divisions in his career (155lbs-170lbs). Paul weighed in for his boxing bouts between 185lbs and 200lbs.