Watch Nate Diaz and Jake Paul Face Off in First Press Convention

Jake Paul and Nate Diaz, who’re set to compete in an eight-round bout in Dallas, Texas on August 5, formally confronted off for the primary time on Tuesday. Introduced for the co-main occasion is a match between the undisputed featherweight champion Amanda Serrano and former WBO featherweight champion Heather Hardy.

The upcoming bout follows Diaz’s submission win towards Tony Ferguson at UFC 279 and Paul’s current split-decision loss towards Tommy Fury, the primary of his boxing profession. Diaz and Paul traded some gentle verbal jabs earlier than dealing with off on stage with some playful sparring. The occasion began later than scheduled and featured a variety of quirky moments together with Diaz leaving the rostrum unexpectedly to make use of the lavatory and a reporter overtly difficult Nick Diaz. The environment, nevertheless, was roughly relaxed with each fighters giving due respect to their opponent.

“I used to be sitting on the sofa at my dad’s home in Ohio [when] I used to be most likely 14 years previous, and we have been watching the UFC occasion and his combat got here on, and I noticed Nate Diaz,” stated Paul. “I had a crush on Cameron Diaz on the time and I requested my dad if that was her brother and he stated, no, however that’s so the primary Nate Diaz combat that I noticed. Clearly, he’s a legend within the sport and I’m excited to be combating him. Twelve years later, you recognize, from the sofa in Ohio to right here in Dallas, Texas.”

“He’s doing a great job,” stated Diaz. “He’s been punished like he stated. So far as the fighter, he’s younger, he’s motivated. He’s working laborious. I can see that. I’m positive everyone can see that. That’s sort of motherf**ker’s unstoppable. That’s why I needed to combat Connor and the [reason] I took day off from my fights, once I was combating was as a result of I needed high man and so they have been attempting to provide me some lame motherf**ker. [I want to fight the] better of the most effective and I believe you probably did an excellent job and [I want] motherfuckers to know that I do an excellent job too.”

20,000 folks have signed up for early entry tickets, breaking the presale file for the American Airways Middle and different tickets will go on sale Could 11 at 1 p.m. ET through Ticketmaster.

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Originally posted 2023-05-10 07:02:32.