Midnight Mania! Diaz Offered $10 Million To Fight PFL Paul

UFC 279: Diaz v Ferguson
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A lot of fight fans aren’t optimistic about Nate Diaz’s chances against Jake Paul.

Despite his experience in the ring with champions like Andre Ward, Diaz is still an underdog to the social media star. The reasoning is pretty simple: like Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, and Anderson Silva before him, Diaz is a smaller and older MMA fighter stepping into his opponent’s field.

Youth and size count for quite a bit in the ring, but what about the cage? Diaz has over 30 fights worth of professional MMA experience, and he’s fought the best of the best in the last ten years. Heck, it wasn’t terribly long ago that he threw down with Leon Edwards, the current Welterweight champion!

Surely, Diaz would stand a better chance in the cage, where his experience and jiu-jitsu black belt could really come into play. Despite those potential advantages, Jake Paul revealed on Twitter that he wasn’t against facing Diaz in the Professional Fighter’s League (PFL) smart cage.

In fact, he’s offering an eight-figure sum for the opportunity.

“For all the clowns saying ‘why don’t you fight Nate Diaz in the cage,’” Paul tweeted. “I made that offer to him from the start. $10M to fight me in PFL after we box on August 5th. Offer is still there Nathan. #PaulDiaz”

Since Paul has equity in PFL and will make a significant percentage of any pay-per-view (PPV) buys moved when he debuts, it makes sense that Paul would pursue a high-profile opponent like Diaz. However, this could really be a case of the young star biting off more than he could chew.

We’ll just have to wait and see how the boxing match goes first.


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