The duo faced each other on August 5th, 2023, as Paul secured a unanimous-decision win. Despite that being the case, Diaz managed to last the distance on his boxing debut by avoiding a stoppage after having been dropped in the fifth round. In the aftermath, a rematch was entertained in MMA with a $10 million offer being directed towards Diaz.
The offer, though, would require the MMA fighter to fight under the PFL. Instead, Diaz showed a reluctance to do so by favoring a boxing bout before any MMA fight. However, that has been dismissed by Paul, who has other plans on the go with a new opponent expected on December 15th, 2023, that is not going to be Diaz.
MVP claims Jake Paul has accepted an offer to fight Nate Diaz in MMA 👀 pic.twitter.com/rJdMfJLHEf
— MMA Fighting (@MMAFighting) October 23, 2023
“Eight fights in the boxing game and I’m already its biggest name. I’ve proved that I can headline the biggest global events and defy the odds. PPV after PPV after PPV, and I’m just getting started. My mission is to be a world champion and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get there. December 15th is the next step on my journey, and I promise you’re not going to want to miss it. For the record: Jake Paul will not be boxing Nate Diaz again,” Paul and MVP
Outside of Diaz, a rematch with Tommy Fury could occur. Both boxers have expressed a desire to run things back. Meanwhile, there is an outside chance that Paul could face KSI, given the narrative that is in place for the ‘Problem Child’ to face him after his brother, Logan Paul’s defeat to the fighter. So, moving forward, Paul has plenty of options available.
Social Media Response
If Jake pulls this one off, my man is a real fighter. But I dont see this happening tho
— Sameer Khanal (@Sameer_knl18) October 23, 2023
Interesting to see him in mma
— FAYN (@faynnft) October 23, 2023
Jake Paul deserves respect
— BTCONLY (@GodSpeedCryptoc) October 23, 2023