Jake Paul Explains To Brother Logan Why Nate Diaz Refused To Fight Him

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Jake Paul finally tasted defeat when he stepped into a boxing ring with Tommy Fury in February.

But it didn’t take long for Paul to get back up on the horse.

The YouTuber turned boxer is set to fight former UFC star Nate Diaz later this year. Though legal troubles for Diaz stemming from an incident on Bourbon Street in New Orleans could change those plans.

Meanwhile, Paul’s brother Logan, who has been trying his hand in the WWE, wants in on the action.

The brothers discussed the fight on a recent episode of their Impaulsive podcast and Logan wanted to know why he was Jake, not him, fighting Diaz.

“How did you get the Nate Diaz fight, because I thought I had it locked up,” he asked Jake. “I thought for sure I had it locked up, how did you get that fight?”

“You never had it locked up,” Jake answered.

“He told us we did. He was playing me. He was playing me hard,” Logan responded.

“I told you that,” Jake explained. “I told you he’s playing both sides. … Basically, some of the people he worked with—He doesn’t know what the f*** he’s doing. Like, he does and he doesn’t. But just throwing money at someone doesn’t make them want to do it. At the end of the day, what it came down to, honestly, is that he thought the world would view our fight as way more legitimate than you. Him fighting you, to him was a money grab because you hadn’t ‘beaten anybody.’”

Logan, the older of two brothers, has just one fight against fellow influencer KSI and lost via split decision in 2019.

Jake, meanwhile, is 6-1 with victories over former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley.

So you can understand Diaz’s thinking.