Jake Paul tried his level best to arrange a rematch in MMA against Nate Diaz after claiming a dominating win in the boxing ring; according to Jake, Nate Diaz ducked his offer to fight him in PFL. It is understandable from Diaz’s end as he has to maintain loyalty with UFC.
Nate Diaz said that after a few boxing matches, he will make a return to the UFC and fight against the top contenders. Jake Paul will face Andre August next; their match is scheduled to take place on 15th December. One thing is certain that: Jake Paul will soon make his MMA debut as he has signed a deal with the PFL.
The only unanswered question is against whom?
Jake Paul on Nate Diaz ducking MMA rematch
Recently, on The MMA Hour, Jake Paul explained why Nate Diaz refused to fight him in PFL. “I don’t know if I’d use the word close,” Paul said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“I think there was a point where there was genuine interest from his team in making it happen, and then there was just radio silence after that. Then he’s calling it the FL and all this stuff. It’s like, OK, bro, you either want to make this happen or not.
And he’s saying, ‘Oh, we’ll do it under Real Fight [Inc].’ That’s not a real thing. We taught them about the business, we taught them how to run their operation, and we let them put their logos on the mat.
They don’t have a promotion, they don’t have any infrastructure, they don’t have the funding to make any event possible, so he’s just hiding behind this notion that he doesn’t want to fight in the PFL.
But look, I think eventually he’s going to need or want the money. So I’m not writing it off. Like I said, we’re fully ready to make it happen, and he just has gone silent”.