Jake Paul hasn’t given up on a fight with Nate Diaz just yet.
During a media scrum at the Paul-Anderson Silva pre-fight presser on Tuesday, Paul was asked if a bout against Diaz will happen now that the latter is out of his UFC contract.
“100%, I’d slap the Stockton out of him,” Paul said.
“I’m focused on October 29, I have a crazy tough opponent in front of me in Anderson Silva, so that’s my main focus.”
Diaz and Paul had called each other out on social media, but Diaz was unable to pursue or entertain anything of a crossover bout because he was under contract with the UFC, despite not fighting for over a year.
Diaz closed out his 15-year career by submitting Tony Ferguson in the fourth round of UFC 279’s main event.
But first, Paul must get past former UFC champion Anderson Silva on October 29. Silva has seen much success in his pro boxing career ever since he retired from MMA.