Nate Diaz isn’t stopping just because his naysayers said so.
There has been much criticism around the Stockton superstar ahead of his professional boxing debut against Jake Paul on Aug. 5th. Many believe it’s time for Diaz to retire at 38 years old or that he shouldn’t be getting into the ring with ‘The Problem Child’ to begin with.
Diaz Means Business
But, none of this bothers Diaz one bit. The UFC veteran is taking Paul as ‘serious’ as can be, regardless of what everyone thinks of him or his unique influencer opponent.
“I take every fight serious, no matter who it is,” Diaz said on The Pat McAfee Show. “Cause it’s even worse if it’s somebody’s not as good. So, you gotta work harder because they got less to lose. But I know that he beat former champions and beat these good guys. So, I’m not f*cking around. I’m not trying to get hit. I’m not trying to get, I’m not trying to lose around none of that. So everything’s serious.”
“As many as it takes,” Diaz said on how many rounds this bout will go. “But I’ll tell you, the longer it goes, I’m gonna make sure it’s a living hell the whole time.
“I feel like every fight is pretty f*cked up. Someone’s attacking you with their hands and their legs or whatever and I always think, I’m always aware that I could be knocked out and that’s what makes me train harder than most people. I think I’m conscious of that.”
Diaz Responds To ‘CTE’ Claims
As for his aforementioned critics, Diaz has a special message to send to them.
“I don’t really be eating punches like they say,” Diaz continued. “I bleed because of the forearms and elbows and sh*t cut me up but like I said, I’ve been in a boxing gym and it might not look like it but I roll with a lot of these punches that anybody lands on me. I’m not just walking in like a meathead into punches. I’ve never been knocked out. I’ve never even really been f*cking stunned stupid or nothing like that.
“These f*ckers are talking about how I talk and I’ve got f*cking CTE or some sh*t. I’m like, bro, I’ve been talking this way the whole motherf*cking time. It’s got nothing to do with getting hit or none of that. I’m smarter now than ever.”
With brains to go along with his brawn, Diaz is ready to ‘rock and roll’ come August 5th.
“I think that he’s got a long night ahead of him. I do as well but I’m not afraid of it. I’m ready to rock and roll,” Diaz said.