UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has chimed in on whether or not he can picture Nate Diaz fighting under the PFL banner.
Diaz and Jake Paul recently had a 10-round cruiserweight boxing match. Diaz suffered a knockdown in the fifth round, but that never deterred him and he made things fun down the stretch. Ultimately, Paul was simply the more effective puncher and he scored a unanimous decision victory.
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Joe Rogan On Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul In PFL
Jake Paul has a “super fight” division deal with the PFL. He’s been trying to lure Diaz to fight him in an MMA rematch. The Stockton native said if the bout were to take place in the PFL, there would have to be co-promotion with his Real Fight Inc. organization.
During a “Fight Companion” edition of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Rogan said he isn’t dismissing the possibility of Diaz vs. Paul inside the PFL SmartCage.
“The thing is, if he wants to fight Nate in an MMA fight and the PFL comes with that long money, who f*cking knows? He’s saying, ‘I don’t wanna do that PFL sh*t,’ but what does he mean by that? It’s an MMA fight. Is he wanting to get back in the UFC so he can fight Conor McGregor? So, he fights Jake, and then he fights Conor, because if he fights Conor next that kind of still is valid. Like if Conor said, ‘I wanna fight Nate Diaz,’ that’s still good.”
Brendan Schaub joined Joe Rogan on the “Fight Companion,” and he suggested that if Diaz signs on to fight Paul in the PFL, then the UFC probably won’t give him the Conor McGregor trilogy. Rogan agreed with Schaub, but also followed up with, “Who knows?”