Now that Nate Diaz is free of his UFC contract everyone is waiting to see what he does next, and he’s now confirmed that the most talked about possibility – a boxing match with Jake Paul – is on his radar.
“(Jake Paul) is for sure one of the options,” Diaz told iD Boxing. “He’s doing big stuff. He’s doing big things. He’s got a big fight ahead of him. If he wins that, I’m sure people will be really impressed by it. And if Anderson (Silva) does his thing on him, that’s impressive also. Now we’ve got a fight on his hands. I’m looking forward to it.”
As for who he’s picking to win that fight, Diaz remained non-commital.
“Fifty-fifty,” Diaz said. “I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”
Diaz went on to talk about his own boxing training and revealed that he almost pursued a career in the sport before deciding to compete in MMA instead.
“From 17 or 18 years old, I was starting to fight, I was boxing with my boxing coach,” Diaz said. “There were boxers all over my gym, and I was going to box initially, but MMA shows were more around my area, and they were happening, so I got stuck in MMA. I got stuck in a cage this whole time with contracts and stuff. Now everything is open for the taking. I never stopped training for a boxing fight since I started fighting. When the right opponent or right thing comes, we’re going to take it.”