- Brendan Schaub weighed in on the looming Jake Paul-Nate Diaz rivalry
- “Big Brown” proposed a storyline where the two could end up having a trilogy
Even before inking a deal with PFL, Jake Paul has already called out UFC legend Nate Diaz. Now that “The Problem Child” is set to make his MMA debut, many believe that a fight between the pair is taking a step closer to reality, and Brendan Schaub could already foresee the best thing that could possibly happen.
A Diaz-Paul trilogy?
In a recent interview with The Schmo, Schaub explained why it would be better for Paul to put Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone aside for now and concentrate on Diaz. The way “Big Brown” sees it, the YouTuber could steal a win over Diaz in boxing, but the UFC legend could take Paul out in MMA, creating an interesting storyline en route to a trilogy bout.
“Jake Paul is brilliant because he’s owning a piece of PFL now and then he’s getting the fighters 50 percent so he’s doing the Lord’s work as far as fighters pay. It’s hard to hate on him now, especially when he’s putting it all on the line to do MMA. Cowboy [Cerrone]’s down to fight him, but Cowboy had one contingent where you couldn’t test him because he’s Liver King right now. He’s on all the sauce,” Brown said.
“Nate Diaz could be there, if PFL can afford it,” he continued. “The Nate Diaz is the fight right, ’cause if they boxed first, I feel like Jake would have an advantage there, sorry Nate. And then MMA, Nate would have a huge advantage. So I think it would be good for both of them. Think about the money they’d make, boxing, MMA, especially if Jake wins that, then Nate wins in MMA, there’d have to be a trilogy. That’s money!”
All Paul needs is a signature
It can be recalled that Paul claimed he already had everything prepared for a fight with Diaz and he just needs the former UFC star to sign it.
Hi Nate. Finally out of your UFC contract?
Let’s see how tough you are in the boxing ring instead of hallway slap contests.@NateDiaz209
I have a venue booked. Offer is ready when you are. Just need you to sign.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 29, 2022
Diaz and Paul’s feud began when a physical altercation between the Stockton native and the internet star’s team took place in October. Since then, the pair has expressed a mutual desire to face each other.
Paul has never lost a boxing match in his young career and now has a flawless 6-0 record as a pro. Diaz, meanwhile, took his final trip to the Octagon at UFC 279 when he stopped Tony Ferguson via submission. He logged a pro-MMA record of 21-13 before parting ways with the UFC.