Conor McGregor believes two-time UFC opponent Nate Diaz will “slap the head off” of Jake Paul when the two outspoken strikers square off in the squared circle.
Paul vs. Diaz is expected to go down on August 5, emanating from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas. Conor McGregor confirmed that he wouldn’t be going to the Lonestar State to watch the festivities live, but he was more than willing to levy his prediction for the highly anticipated clash.
“I think Nate Diaz slaps the head off him, and I look forward to seeing it,” McGregor told Inside Fighting.
Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz are no strangers to one another. The two men went toe-to-toe inside the Octagon in back-to-back bouts in 2016. The Stockton Samurai handed McGregor his first career loss under the UFC banner before dropping a majority decision to the Irishman in their rematch. The contests headlined two of the highest-grossing pay-per-views in the promotion’s 30-year history.
Jake Paul Snaps Back at Conor McGregor
Responding to Conor McGregor’s prediction, Jake Paul challenged ‘The Notorious’ to a fight once he takes care of business with Nate Diaz. ‘The Problem Child’ even offered to fight in the former two-division titleholder’s home country while taking a dig at his relationship with UFC President Dana White.
“I’m a better boxer than you (Conor) and will do what you couldn’t and knock Nate out,” Paul tweeted. “After Nate let’s box as the co main event same night as Katie Taylor VS. [sic] Amanda Serrano in Dublin. But since you’re not your own boss you will hide behind Dana or just drink the rest of your life away. August 5th you will see.”
Im a better boxer than you Connor and will do what you couldn’t and knock Nate out. After Nate let’s box as the co main event same night as Katie Taylor VS. Amanda Serrano in Dublin. But since you’re not your own boss you will hide behind Dana or just drink the rest of your life…
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 23, 2023
Conor McGregor is currently slated for a return to the Octagon this fall where he will meet former Bellator MMA champion ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler. Before that, the two men will coach opposite one another on the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter, expected to premiere on May 30.
Once his contest with Nate Diaz is in the books, Jake Paul will likely begin preparing for his transition to mixed martial arts after signing with the Professional Fighters League earlier this year. No official word on a debut date or an opponent has been released, but ‘The Problem Child’ expects to step inside the cage for the very first time in late 2023 or early 2024.