- Jake Paul shared what he thought when he felt Nate Diaz was choking him
- “The Problem Child” is serious about running it back with Diaz in MMA
Jake Paul shut his critics up once again with a huge decision win over Nate Diaz. After the fight, “The Problem Child” talks about how insane it was to go 10 rounds with Diaz and even get choked at one point. He is also looking forward to doing a rematch in MMA.
It was a real Choke
Speaking to the media in his post-fight press conference, Paul revealed that Diaz indeed, tried to choke him out via a guillotine choke in the final round. Paul said he knew he wasn’t gonna defend himself against that but admittedly, it is one of the reasons why he wants to take on Diaz again but in an MMA match.
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“Yeah, he f**king choked me. He was actually choking me,” Paul told reporters. “I was like, ‘Oh God, this is crazy.’ I didn’t think he was gonna stop, but he had it in. Obviously, I’m not going to try to defend it, but yeah, it’s just funny. I was like, ‘This is crazy.’ But yeah, man, that’s why I want to do it back in MMA. It’s fun. I’m with all the sh*t.”
“If I’m ready for it, I would have dropped. If it was an MMA [match], I would have dropped to a double leg, pick him up, and dropped him on his head,” he added.
What’s next for Jake
Prior to the fight with Diaz, Paul already expressed his interest to face the Stockton native in an MMA match. As it stands, “The Problem Child” has a standing offer amounting to $10 million for Diaz to agree to an MMA match under the PFL banner. Initially, Diaz has refused to accept it but after losing to the YouTuber in boxing, the ex-UFC star is now down to run it back in MMA.
Aside from Diaz, Paul reiterated that he is still gunning for a super fight with Canelo Alvarez and he is actively hunting more professional boxers.
“I want Nate in MMA, I want more professional boxers and I want Canelo,” he concluded.
The win over Diaz saw Paul getting back to his winning ways. In his last fight, he lost to Tommy Fury via split decision. He now has a 7-1 record as a pro.