Bobby Green feels that Nate Diaz will excel in boxing due to his fighting style.
Fight fans are about to see one of the most anticipated crossovers in the combat sports world. Over the past few years, many MMA fighters have made a switch to boxing. Many of them have tried their hand at beating Jake Paul, all of which failed. Now there is another former UFC fighter who is going to be stepping into the ring with Paul. That man in Nate Diaz.
Diaz publically left the UFC last year to participate in new combat sports opportunities. Right away many thought that he would be fighting Paul since that appears to be the biggest money fight out there. It took a while for the fight to be made, with a lot of back and forth, but now it is officially set for August.
Bobby Green sees Nate Diaz ending Jake Paul in the fifth or sixth round
Nate is currently training for his August boxing debut. He has enlisted the help of his friend and UFC fighter Bobby Green in the gym. Green spoke recently to MMA Underground about Diaz and how he feels in fighting style is better suited for boxing than MMA.
“There’s a lot of things ya’ll don’t understand especially if you haven’t been in there with the kid. If you go back to all Nate’s UFC fights, sometimes he gets dropped, right? Sometimes him and Nick get dropped, and what I noticed was their style is not really like kind of for MMA sometimes. Not to knock my boys, I love my boys but they do shell up. Sometimes in MMA the punch, it’ll slide through, They have more of a boxer style, and it’s gonna work better for him there where he can call the shots and take shots differently,” he said. “So this is gonna play more to his favor. And eight rounds, I guarantee you, I don’t think Jake can make it. He starts to push that gas pedal, I say we get him out of there in five, six.”
Green sees Diaz finishing Paul before the end of the fight. Diaz has always been known for his great cardio in fights and Green sees this as a way to outlast Paul. So far in his boxing career, Paul has only lost one fight, and he has gone to a decision three times. Diaz is 38 years old and although has never boxed professionally has been training in boxing for the majority of his life. He looks to be the first MMA-based fighter to defeat Paul in the squared circle. The bout will be eight rounds at 185 pounds. Paul will most likely be the bigger fighter that night.