The pair are set to face off on August 5th, 2023, in a mega-crossover event that has only gotten bigger of late. Diaz’s recent arrest warrant for allegedly assaulting a Logan Paul look-alike only increased the hype for the fight.
After all, there is a lot on the line. Paul is looking to bounce back from the first defeat of his career when he came second best to Tommy Fury in a split-decision.
The loss coincided with Paul’s first-ever fight against a professional boxer. It should be no surprise, then, that his rebuilding process has come with a fight against a UFC star.
Diaz’s last fight was a victory against Tony Ferguson at UFC 279. While the inactivity could play a factor, Benavidez sees a close match-up.
“I’m friends with both of those guys, I like Jake Paul. It’ll be a good fight for the fans.
“I think if Jake Paul keeps training, he’s training hard and looks hungry, I think he can [beat Diaz]. But Nate Diaz is a f****ng legend, so he’s gonna have to prove himself,” Benavidez