Jake Paul Accuses Nate Diaz of Backing Out of $10 Million MMA Showdown After Initial Agreement

YouTube sensation turned boxer Jake Paul alleges that Nate Diaz is avoiding a $10 million MMA fight deal, despite initially agreeing to the terms before their boxing clash last August.

Jake Paul has steadily built an impressive boxing record by taking on MMA stars eager to prove their mettle in the squared circle. Not only has he challenged the likes of Conor McGregor, he’s also piqued the interest of UFC head Dana White, aiming to make a splash in the MMA scene. This ambition led him to ink a contract with the Professional Fighters League (PFL), where he plans to debut in their super fights division.

Following his victory over Nate Diaz in early August, both fighters were seemingly committed to a rematch inside the MMA cage. However, according to Paul, Diaz is now sidestepping their agreed $10 million bout.

In an interview with TMZ Sports on September 5, Jake Paul revealed that the two fighters had initially struck a two-fight agreement—first in boxing and then in MMA. Diaz had consented, but only if the MMA match didn’t occur under the PFL banner, as he claims to have no affiliation with the organization.

“Nate Diaz has dodged the $10 million offer, shattering his tough-guy image,” said the social media star turned athlete. Jake further noted that he aimed to do something unprecedented in the sporting world: switch to MMA at the peak of his boxing career. However, despite efforts to formalize this with Diaz, the discussions have come to a standstill, sending him back to the drawing board for a new opponent.

While no definite timeline exists for Jake Paul’s return to boxing or his MMA debut, one thing is certain—his venture into combat sports continues to be a saga worth watching.

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