Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz Announced For August 5th In Dallas

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Jake Paul is foregoing a rematch against Tommy Fury to fight former UFC superstar Nate Diaz this summer.

On Wednesday, Jake Paul and DAZN announced they will be broadcasting the event and that the event will take place in Dallas at the American Airlines Center.

The fight will be a 10-round fight contested at 185 pounds.

Paul is currently coming off a loss to Tommy Fury, while Diaz is fighting for the first time since leaving the UFC back in September of last year.

“My last fight didn’t end the way I wanted, but the result was the best thing that could have happened to my professional boxing aspirations. Jake Paul said via a press press release. Now, the world thinks I am vulnerable, when all I am is more focused than ever. My team wanted me to take an easy fight like KSI next, but that’s not how I am built.

“Nate Diaz is considered one of the most bad-ass fighters of all time, but he and his team have been running their mouths for too long,” said Paul. “People tell me Nate has been training with Andre Ward for years. That he has insane stamina. That he refuses to back down. Good for fucking Nate. I haven’t forgotten about the slap backstage in Arizona, and on August 5th, a Problem Child is going to piece up and knock out the Stockton G.”

“Besides Canelo he’s the biggest thang in boxing. I’m here to conquer that. I’m the King of combat sports and then I’m headed back to get my UFC belts,” said Diaz. “I f—ed up Conor for acting out and now here I am again, like a Super Hero of the Real Fight game, the King of the Real Fight game.”

Here’s the official fight trailer for the event.

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