YouTube star Jake Paul earned the biggest victory of his boxing career last night and now he’s set his sights on another MMA name.
“The Problem Child” only needed one round to dispatch the former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren on April 17 during the Triller Fight Club main event. “Funky” was dropped to the canvas courtesy of Paul’s right hand and the fight was subsequently called off by the referee, granting Paul the win via TKO at 1:59.
The next day, Paul took to social media and made a bold prediction regarding a boxing bout with UFC superstar Nate Diaz. “Nate Diaz gets KO’d in 3,” Paul wrote on Sunday.
Nate Diaz gets KO’d in 3🤐
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 18, 2021
In an interview with Heavy’s Kelsey McCarson in January, The Problem Child revealed that his team had been talking to Diaz about a boxing contest.
“Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz is going to happen,” Paul told McCarson. “We’re talking to Diaz’s team. He wants to do it as well.”
“He has two more fights with the UFC apparently,” Paul continued. So we’ll see what happens. If he frees up from the UFC, that’s the fight.”
Diaz is currently scheduled to fight No. 3-ranked welterweight contender Leon Edwards in a five-round co-main event at UFC 262 on May 15.
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