Nate Diaz called out Eddie Hearn for the latter’s criticism of his boxing match against Jake Paul.
On August 5, Diaz fought outside the UFC for the first time in sixteen years. The Stockton native switched things up by making his professional boxing debut against Paul, a YouTuber-turned-boxer. After ten rounds of action, ‘The Problem Child’ defeated the MMA legend by unanimous decision (98-91 x2 and 97-92).
The boxing match received mixed reviews from the combat sports community. During an appearance on The MMA Hour, Hearn, a world-renowned boxing promoter, had this to say about Paul vs. Diaz:
“I’m watching that thinking this is so bad. The reason that Nate didn’t get stopped is because Jake doesn’t know how to break a fighter down, cut off the ring, beat him up, and stop him. But I give my props to Nate – super tough. But you’re talking about low, low level in terms of standard.”
Eddie Hearn and Jake Paul worked together in 2022 to organize the blockbuster boxing match between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano. Since then, they have become rivals after Paul accused Hearn of fixing boxing matches. The 44-year-old boxing promoter responded by attempting to sue ‘The Problem Child’ for $100 million.
Eddie Hearn calls Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz an "awful" fight 😬 #TheMMAHour
"I give my props to Nate. Super tough. But you’re talking about low, low level in terms of standard.”
— MMA Fighting (@MMAFighting) August 14, 2023
Nate Diaz responds to Eddie Hearn’s comments
Nate Diaz has never been afraid to call someone out for disrespecting him or his fights. The Stockton native heard what Eddie Hearn had to say about his boxing match and wasn’t happy. Diaz responded to Hearn’s comments by saying this on Twitter:
“Eddie Hearn I’ll beat all ur fighters a*ses Lightweight middleweight Heavyweights any weight all of them will get f*cked up And unless it’s complimentary keep my name outta your mouth cause u might get it also And fighters check your promoter so he doesn’t get uguys punked”
It’s unclear what’s next for Nate Diaz. The 38-year-old has repeatedly voiced his interest in rejoining the UFC. With that said, he hasn’t confirmed if he plans to fight outside the Octagon again before returning to MMA. Only time will tell where the Stockton native decides to bring his massive fanbase.
Eddie Hearn I’ll beat all ur fighters asses
Lightweight middleweight Heavyweights any weight all of them will get fucked up
And unless it’s complimentary keep my name outta your mouth cause u might get it also
And fighters check your promoter so he doesn’t get uguys punked…
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) August 18, 2023