Former UFC welterweight fighter Nate Diaz is set to return to UFC after his much-publicized fight against Jake Paul is done. Diaz confirmed his return during a Raw Talk conversation with Bradley Martyn and also discussed the upcoming fight against the popular YouTube star in Dallas.
Nate Diaz’s announcement on his return to the octagon will go over well with fans who will be excited to see the 38-year-old compete again in a higher caliber setting after he left the promotion in 2022. But right now, all that Diaz is focussed on is handily beating Jake Paul in the ring. During the conversation, the American veteran fighter discussed how Paul annoyed him with his trash talk and grandiose personality, and how he plans to knock the influencer down a peg or two.
Diaz said, “This guy thinks he’ll beat everyone’s ass and he’s louder than all you fools that are really beating people’s ass. So, now I have to step out the box real quick and whip this motherf***’s ass so everyone knows who’s the real asswhipper. You understand what I’m saying?”
Speaking about his return to the UFC, Diaz added, “I’m gonna get this fight done with and then everything changes with every fight. People don’t understand that everything changes with every fight. Every fight that happens it's like, how do you say it? It changes the whole bracket. When a fight happens, everything changes.” This was following his affirmative answer when asked if he would fight in the UFC again.
Diaz vs Paul fight on August 5
The much anticipated fight is set for August 5 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The fight is billed as ‘Ready 4 War’ and has much at stake for both fighters. Jake Paul will be trying to recover from after a loss to Tommy Fury and Nate Diaz will look to shut the bombastic influencer up and strengthen his tough persona.
Speaking about rumors that the fight was fixed for Paul to win, Diaz said, “They’re telling me that too, they’re like, ‘Tell me you’re not gonna take a fall against Paul. Everybody says that to me. I’m like are you kidding me? You couldn’t pay me all the money in the world to take a fall on anybody. I wish there was, I would tell him. I ain’t no snitch bro, but I would tell on that b*tch ass.”