The ex-UFC fighter Nate Diaz will take on the YouTuber turned professional boxer Jake Paul in his boxing debut at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on August 5 later this year. This bout is going to be held in equal collaboration between Most Valuable Promotions of Paul and Real Fight Incorporated of Diaz. It will be contested for eight rounds at 185 pounds with both boxers wearing 10-ounce gloves.

In a statement released to the media, Nate Diaz was quick to start the war of words before his upcoming boxing bout with Jake Paul by saying, “Besides Canelo, he’s (Jake Paul) the biggest thing in boxing. I’m here to conquer that. I’m the king of combat sports and then I’m headed back to get my UFC belts. I f***ed up Conor McGregor for acting out and now here I am again, like a Super Hero of the real fight game, the king of the real fight game.”

Jake Paul was not far behind in making his intentions clear about what he is going to do to Nate Diaz at the American Airlines Center this summer. “August 5th we commemorate the funeral for Nathaniel Diaz as we send him in casket back to Dana. Refreshments will be provided at the service. Black Tie Attire.”

Before becoming a free agent, Nate Diaz last competed in a fight at the UFC 279 against Tony Ferguson which he won with a guillotine choke. Meanwhile, Jake Paul was in a boxing ring last time against Tommy Fury against whom he suffered his first loss by a split decision in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The boxing showdown between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul will be available live on pay-per-view on DAZN all across the globe.