Jake Paul’s team says no plan for Nate Diaz boxing rematch, PFL MMA match on the table

Not so fast Nate, Jake Paul's team denies boxing rematch for Diaz.

By: Tim Bissell | 1 month ago
Jake Paul’s team says no plan for Nate Diaz boxing rematch, PFL MMA match on the table
Jake Paul poses after his win over Nate Diaz. | Kevin Jairaj / USA TODAY Network, IMAGO

Jake Paul responds to Nate Diaz’s ‘rematch leak’

Last week Nate Diaz tweeted out a poster purporting to promote a rematch between him and Jake Paul. The tweet was accompanied with the caption, “Rematch wit this scared b****”. The tweet came after Paul announced he would be returning to the ring in December against a yet to be named opponent.

Jake Paul quickly shot down the idea that he would be facing Diaz in the boxing ring again.

Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz in MMA?

Jake Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions attempted to set the record straight on X, regarding these Nate Diaz rumours. That promotions company, which Paul owns, messaged that Paul would not be boxing Diaz.

However, MVP did say another contest between the pair was in the works.

“Nate Diaz and Jake Paul have received an offer from [PFL] to rematch in MMA in the SmartCage. Jake Paul has accepted the offer.”

But Diaz has some bad news for fans wanting to see Paul compete with fingerless gloves. Diaz told Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour this week that he has no interest in appearing in the PFL. He said, if he were to fight Paul in MMA, it would need to be a co-promotion involving his Real Fight Inc. company. Failing that, it would need to be in the UFC.

Given Jake Paul and Dana White’s relationship, it seems very unlikely that the pair would agree to work together.

Jake Paul has sights set on Misfits Boxing alums

Jake Paul was in attendance for Misfits Boxing’s The Prime Card a few weeks ago. There he saw his brother Logan Paul earn a DQ victory over professional troll Dillon Danis.

Paul also suffered through the pitiful fight between KSI and Tommy Fury (the man who gave Paul his first pro loss). Paul later expressed a desire to fight both of those characters.

“The Tommy Fury rematch is right there,” Paul said in a recent upload. “Tommy’s going to want that payday. … But knowing where I’m going, my improvement, my new team that I have, my new mindset and elevating every single day in the boxing gym, from what I saw in Tommy, I know in the rematch I’m going to beat that guy. I’m going to show y’all how to take a loss, come back, win against Nate Diaz and win again when it’s time to put it all on the line. … I’m excited to run that back as soon as we can.”

Other options have been floated as possible next opponents for Paul. Those include recent ex-UFC fighters Derek Brunson and Darren Till, former WWE star Matt Riddle and even Canelo Alvarez (don’t hold your breath for that one, though).

Boxing: Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz Aug 5, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Jake Paul (right) fights against Nate Diaz in a boxing match at American Airlines Center. Dallas American Airlines Center Texas USA, EDITORIAL USE ONLY PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxONLY 20230805_krj_aj6_0046
Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz 2 seems unlikely. | Kevin Jairaj / USA TODAY Network, IMAGO

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Tim Bissell
Tim Bissell

Tim Bissell is a writer, editor and deputy site manager for Bloody Elbow. He has covered combat sports since 2015. Tim covers news and events and has also written longform and investigative pieces. Among Tim's specialties are the intersections between crime and combat sports. Tim has also covered head trauma, concussions and CTE in great detail.

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