The pair boxed each other on August 5th, 2023, in what was a unanimous-decision win for the Problem Child. Following the fight, Paul made a $10 million offer to Diaz to run things back in MMA, which would require the latter to fight under the PFL. Although that may have been the case, Diaz indicated his desire to have a boxing bout first before even considering an MMA rematch. That did not sit well with Donn Davis, the founder of the PFL, who indicated that Diaz was avoiding Paul.
“If we could ever put together Jake vs. Nate, if Nate would stop weaseling out and complaining about that MMA fight with Jake. Something like that to put the mind of Jake Paul creatively, against the technology available, wow! It’s not just the spectacle of the circle…I respect Nate, he’s a man’s man, he said I’ll do it in the PFL SmartCage, and now he’s hiding behind a rock… $10-15 million, biggest payday of his life. He gets beat by Jake, and [now] he’s hiding behind a rock,” Davis stated
With that being said, Diaz has now had his say on the matter. The MMA fighter expressed his desire to fight at any moment, which would suggest that terms need to be agreed. After all, Diaz is known for being a UFC fighter who has indicated his desire to go back at some point. Meanwhile, Diaz has not fought in MMA since beating Tony Ferguson as a warm-up may be required. But any doubts about his commitment to the fight were dismissed by the following comments.
“This f****r talkin like he wants to fight. I’m ready to fight tonite this b***h ain’t ready til 2025,” Diaz