UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier predicts Jake Paul will come out on top of his boxing fight against Nate Diaz on Saturday, August 5.
Paul and Diaz fight live on DAZN and DAZN PPV, with Paul making his comeback after losing to Tommy Fury earlier this year.
Diaz, a good friend of Poirier, is an experienced UFC fighter but is making his boxing debut against Paul.
Here's everything you need to know about Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz.
When is Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz?
Date: Saturday, August 5.
Start Time: 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
Fight Ringwalks (approx): 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.
The event will take place at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
Keeping up with his flair for pre-fight shenanigans, Paul first tried calling Avila posing as an ESPN reporter, and when that failed, the YouTube superstar tried once again, this time impersonating Diaz himself.
However, both attempts failed as Avila quickly hung up, sensing a prank in play. In a recent interview with InsideFighting, Paul spoke about the upcoming matchup and his unsuccessful attempt at pranking team Diaz:
"Yeah, they knew, they knew. They were onto us, like, immediately. It didn't work at all, but we tried our best."
During an interview with ESPN, Nate Diaz discussed why he’s been a bit laid back and reserved going into the fight with Jake Paul.
“I don’t need to act like it’s … I don’t talk a bunch of s— like he wants to do, I don’t want to stay and talk s— and go back and forth. He said something about me at the press conference and I’m like, I wasn’t there for no argument. I didn’t even want to go to a press conference to argue with nobody. Like, if we’re gonna argue, we’re gonna fight. So let's just stay the f— away from each other until the fight. Pardon my language.”
Diaz went on to say that he’s not looking to intimidate anyone or put on an act at this stage of his combat sports career.
“I’m ready for everything,” he said. “I’m ready to go to war right now and I’m ready to be cool until it’s time to fight. I don’t care. I’m at a point in my career where I’m not trying to scare anybody, I’m not trying to fool anybody. If people want to watch, that’d be great. If they don’t, that’s fine too. That’s where he got me twisted. I’m not in this gimmick fight with him. I only need him to know that I’ll whoop his ass, I don’t need the whole world. I don’t need to go begging to watch. Don’t watch.”
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