PFL CEO Peter Murray has revealed that negotiations are underway to orchestrate a highly anticipated rematch between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz, this time within the confines of the cage.
UFC icon Nate Diaz ventured into the realm of boxing for the first time earlier this month. Squaring off against Jake Paul for ten rounds, Diaz unfortunately suffered a defeat via unanimous decision.
The YouTube personality has offered Diaz a $10 million offer for an MMA match inside the smart cage in PFL.
Jake Paul previously inked an agreement with the PFL earlier in the year and is getting ready to enter the world of mixed martial arts. Paul is now eager to step into the cage, preferably against the former lightweight title contender Nate Diaz.
Their boxing match reportedly sold a staggering 500,000 units via pay-per-view in the United States, resulting in substantial financial gains for both contenders.
Expressing his enthusiasm and endorsement of Jake Paul’s endeavors, PFL CEO Peter Murray conveyed his excitement about the impending MMA debut. He said: “Look at Jake Paul, we saw him a few weeks ago against Nate Diaz and he got the W. We’re excited for his debut in MMA. Obviously Jake takes boxing seriously, he’s taking MMA seriously.”
“We’re looking forward to his debut which will likely be some time in 2024, we’ll see about the $10million offer, there’s more to come. We’ll see, there are more details to follow but we’re very excited about it.”
In July, Jake Paul reacted to social media inquiries questioning his choice to engage Nate Diaz in the boxing ring instead of the MMA cage.
Paul addressed the queries by saying “For all the clowns saying ‘why don’t you fight Nate Diaz in the cage.’ I made that offer to him from the start. $10M to fight me in PFL after we box on August 5th. Offer is still there Nathan.”
Nate Diaz initially exhibited a lukewarm reception to the proposition, asserting that he “doesn’t fight for that organisation” (PFL).
But recent developments indicate a shift in his stance. In conversations with the media, he expressed his willingness to partake in the proposed bout, provided it materializes as a co-promotion alongside Real Fight Inc.
Diaz stated: “Let’s do it. We’re going to have to co-promote with Real Fight Inc. He’s big and he’s tough, I wish I could have done better things but some s***, it didn’t go the way I wanted it to. I should have trained better and done better things but it’s all good. He won this one but I’ll fight anyone, I don’t give a f***.”
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