(Video) When Nate Diaz sparred a boxing world champion

This summer, all eyes will be on the boxing ring as Nate Diaz and Jake Paul prepare to face off in a highly anticipated match-up. Diaz, a UFC veteran with 15 years of experience under his belt, will take on Paul, who rose to fame through his YouTube channel before entering the world of professional boxing.

The paths that Diaz and Paul took to get to where they are now couldn’t be more different. Diaz established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the UFC Octagon, boasting a record of 22-13-0 before leaving the sport in 2022 to transition into boxing.

On the other hand, Paul’s entry into boxing was through his success on YouTube, where he has a massive following of loyal fans.

It remains to be seen how Diaz will fare in the ring after such a successful career in the UFC. The 37-year-old American is known for his spirit and determination, which he has brought to the table throughout his career.

If Paul is to come out on top in their upcoming match, he will have to not only outwork Diaz physically but also mentally. Famed MMA trainer Firas Zahabi once described Diaz as the kind of guy who would beat 99% of his opponents in a match with no time limit.

Diaz has also trained with professional boxers such as Regis Prograis, who was impressed with his skills in the ring. Prograis released sparring footage of him and Diaz training together in 2020, and it is clear that Diaz can more than hold his own against professional boxers.

Despite his relatively short career in boxing, Paul has already gained a reputation as a formidable opponent. The 25-year-old American has competed in seven professional outings since 2019, including two victories over UFC vet Tyron Woodley and a win against UFC legend Anderson Silva. However, his recent loss to Tommy Fury has motivated Paul to prove himself and dispel any doubts about his abilities.

The match between Diaz and Paul is set to take place on August 5th in Dallas, Texas. It promises to be a thrilling encounter between two from very different worlds, and fans are eagerly awaiting the outcome. With Diaz’s wealth of experience and Paul’s determination to prove himself, anything can happen in the ring.