Jake Paul slammed by Dana White for facing '40-year-old MMA fighter' Nate Diaz as UFC boss mocks Tommy Fury loss | The Sun
DANA WHITE mocked Jake Paul for his upcoming fight with Nate Diaz and loss to Tommy Fury.
The YouTuber-turned boxer returns to the ring on August 5 in Texas against Diaz, who last year walked out on the UFC when his contract expired.
It comes after Paul suffered defeat for the first time in February, losing a split-decision to Fury in Saudi Arabia.
So UFC president White was quick to aim a dig when asked about the upcoming bout with his ex-fighter Diaz.
He said on The Jim Rome Show: “I’ve been trying not to [criticise it]. I like Nate. Nate and I have a good relationship.
"Listen, Jake Paul went out and fought a real boxer who was his age, his weight, and he lost.
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“So as soon as he loses, he goes back to a 40-year-old MMA fighter who’s smaller than him [and] not his weight.
“Listen, it’s just one of those fights. I know that some people are into this. It’s just not what I’m into. It’s not my thing.”
Diaz, who is in fact 38, is the fourth opponent of Paul's with an MMA background and will make his professional boxing debut.
It comes after Ben Askren, 38, Tyron Woodley, 41, and Anderson Silva, 48, were all also beaten by the internet personality.
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But when Paul, 26, faced a recognised boxer for the first time in Fury, 24, he suffered defeat.
A rematch was expected to follow until Diaz surprisingly signed to face Paul instead.
But the American – speaking at the Miami Grand Prix – insisted that the celebrity boxing rivals WILL fight again soon.
Paul told Sky Sports: "It's going to happen, it's going to happen for sure.
"I think it was a great fight, it was entertaining, it was the biggest pay-per-view buys in boxing for the last two years so I think we have to run it back.
"Tommy is down and I'm excited for that."
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