Everyone wants to attach themselves to prizefighting superstar Nate Diaz. Whether it’s Jake Paul or this self-proclaimed ‘boxer’, people seemingly want a piece of that clout, and understandably so.
But as this little incident during the Dallas pre-fight presser on Tuesday shows, such attempts may only end in a viral yet embarrassing moment.
Self-proclaimed ‘boxer’ clowns Nate Diaz
Not many fans and media members were in attendance during the event, which likely led the mic to this individual. And as soon as he got his airtime, he shot his shot.
“Nate, I’m actually a boxer myself, and I’ve been trying to get into this undercard. I’m just wondering if you think I could fight your brother Nick. If he’s anything like you, I think I’d beat his f—ng ass.”
Historically, Nate Diaz isn’t the type to take such comments lightly. But since he was under the spotlight at the time, he gave a rather subdued response.
“Brother, you’re just gonna walk around the street or some shit? You know all my homeboys see you right now? That was stupid, huh?”
The man in question was later identified as ‘Derek from Betr Media.’
“Yeah, that was stupid… Derek from Betr Media. Stupid ass motherf—r. The f—k? You deserve your ass whooped,” Diaz said.
Jake Paul later chimed and claimed that Derek was one of his employees.
“He works for my company. I’ll handle that later, I’ll fire him later. I’m sorry about that, Nate.”
Nate Diaz blasts ‘rookie ass press conference’
As someone who is used to the bright lights and massive crowds of UFC events, Diaz wasn’t at all impressed by the turnout of the presser. Specifically, he had a problem with the lack of people in attendance.
“I don’t know where the f—ng people are at. We don’t have no normal people for the press conference? Whose idea was this?
“We should have a hundred normal people in here. This is a sketch ass press conference. F—ng rookie ass press conference. Next time, this whole place should be full.”
“Next time, mothef—rs. Fill this motherf—r.”
What Nate Diaz thinks of Jake Paul as an opponent
Despite his wins over former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley, as well as his willingness to fight Tommy Fury, many fans would still refuse to show Jake Paul some respect. Diaz, however, respects the hustle of “The Problem Child,” both inside and outside the ring.
“I think he’s great. I think he’s doing a good job. He’s been putting on shows, like he said,” Nate Diaz said of Paul.
“As far as a fighter, he’s young, he’s motivated. He’s working hard, I can see that. I’m sure everybody can see that. That kind of motherf—r is unstoppable. That’s the kind of people I want to fight. And that’s why I wanted to fight Conor and the top guys.
“Anytime I took time off from my fights, when I wasn’t fighting, was ‘cause I wanted the top guy. And they were trying to give me some f—ng lame as motherf—r.
“I’m like, I’m trying to fight the best of the best. And I think (Jake) did a great job. And that’s why I’m here to let motherf—rs know that I do a great job, too.”
Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz will take place on August 5th at the American Airlines Center, and will be broadcast via DAZN PPV. The co-main event will feature a rematch between Amanda Serrano and Heather Hardy. Serrano will be putting her featherweight titles on the line.
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