Jake Paul and Nate Diaz square off this Saturday night in an interesting boxing match. Paul welcomes the former UFC contender to the squared circle live on pay-per-view from Dallas.
Jake Paul Sees Early End To Nate Diaz Battle
As far as he is concerned, Jake Paul does not believe his fight with Nate Diaz is going to last very long.
Paul and Diaz meet this Saturday night live on pay-per-view from American Airlines Center in Dallas. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds, but Paul is not planning on needing all of that.
“My prediction is a fifth-round knockout,” he said during an appearance on The MMA Hour (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes). “I know I want it more and I know what I did in training, and we had people that mimic exactly how he fights.
“He’s going to maybe land a couple of punches, that’s the name of the game. That only wakes me up. I’m going to get hit and hit him harder and keep on going and weather the storm and end his career.”
Paul, who is 26 years old, has fought several times as a professional boxer. He holds wins over former UFC champions Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva, along with Ben Askren.
Diaz, meanwhile, is making his debut after a long career inside the Octagon. He won 21 fights in mixed martial arts, including five by knockout.
“I respect his career, I don’t respect him as a person,” Paul said. “There’s a difference. He’s a bully, he’s a punk. He beats up innocent people. He’s always trying to cause a scene.
“Someone has to bully the bully, and that’s what I’m going to do on Saturday.”
New PFL Fighter Amanda Serrano Also In Action
In the co-main event, reigning featherweight boxing world champion Amanda Serrano defends her IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC and WBO belts against Heather Hardy.
Serrano recently signed a contract with the PFL Super Fight Series, joining the likes of Francis Ngannou and Kayla Harrison.
Chris Avila meets Jeremy Stephens and Alan Sanchez squares off with Angel Beltran in other action.
Jake Paul, Nate Diaz Arrive In Dallas