Dana White Shuts Down Talks of Jake Paul Vs. Nate Diaz: ‘Neither Guy Is My Guy’

Dana White turned down questions about the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz boxing match before saying he hopes they succeed.

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Dana White (Left) and the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz fight poster (Right)(Images via Instagram @DanaWhite and @JakePaul)

Dana White doesn’t care about Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz but hopes they make a lot of money. 

On August 5, ‘The Problem Child’ returns to the boxing ring after losing his first professional fight against Tommy Fury. The former YouTuber will be taking on Diaz, who recently decided not to re-sign with the UFC so he can pursue other opportunities. 

Both fighters are connected to White, with the Stockton native being a longtime fighter for the UFC and Paul being a rival of the 53-year-old. During the UFC Kansas City post-event press conference, the UFC president had this to say about ‘The Problem Child’ vs. Diaz:

“I don’t wanna sh*t on other people’s fights like Oscar De La Weirdo. I don’t wanna talk about the fight. First of all, neither guy is my guy. There’s just no need for me to comment on it or whatever. I wish them the best, I hope they make a zillion dollars.” 

Paul has a lot at stake when he meets Diaz in the ring. ‘The Problem Child’ had his momentum stalled after losing to Fury by a split decision in February. Although the 26-year-old still has a massive fanbase, there are questions about his legitimacy as a boxer. With a win against the Stockton native, the former YouTuber would be back on track to a mega-fight. 

Watch Dana White discuss Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz below:

Dana White responds to Nate Diaz saying he wants to return to the UFC

Nate Diaz recently announced that he plans to return to the UFC after fighting Jake Paul. Diaz will have a diehard fanbase no matter what, but there is a possibility that the UFC will gain bargaining leverage if he losses against Paul. During the same press conference, Dana White was asked if the Stockton native was welcome back to the promotion. He responded by saying: 

“We love Nate. I don’t know. We will see.”

Diaz last fought in September 2022 against short-notice replacement Tony Ferguson after Khamzat Chimaev drastically missed weight. The Stockton native secured a fourth-round submission win and left the promotion on a high note. Before focusing on what’s next with the UFC, the 38-year-old has business to take care of on August 8 in Dallas, Texas

Published on April 16, 2023 at 8:51 pm
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