‘You’ve got six times more losses than Ben Askren, let that sink in’: Jake Paul punches Nate Diaz over his UFC pro record ahead of possible boxing clash between pair
- YouTube star Jake Paul and Nate Diaz have been embroiled in a war of words
- Paul used Twitter to poke fun at Diaz’s 20-13 professional record in MMA
- Diaz replied that Paul would be ‘stoned’ if he was ever involved in an actual fight
- It has been suggested that the pair could face off in the boxing ring.
Jake Paul has teased UFC star Nate Diaz for his professional record ahead of a possible fight between the pair next year.
YouTube star Paul will return to the boxing ring on December 18 in a match against Tommy Fury, the younger half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson.
Paul and Diaz have exchanged words in the past, with speculation that Diaz could move on to boxing for a possible clash.
Jake Paul has teased MMA fighter Nate Diaz’s professional record ahead of a possible fight
His war of words continued on Twitter, where Paul wrote: ‘You have six times more losses than Ben Askren. Let that sink in.
His comments came after Askren admitted that Paul is “pretty good at boxing,” after suffering a first-round TKO loss to the YouTuber in April.
Diaz responded to an article that contained quotes from Askren, in which he said: ‘It comes from a retired fighter who cannot fight or box.’
Nate Diaz, a 17-year MMA veteran, has a professional record of 20-13.
After receiving Paul’s response about his professional background, Diaz added: ‘He sucks Jake.
They would smoke you out in a real fight though. You really can’t fight. Boxing matches with only fighters. Let that sink in.
Askren, the former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion, has a professional MMA record of 21-2.
Meanwhile, veteran Diaz is 33-13 after a 17-year career in MMA.
Paul has a 4-0 boxing record that includes a win over MMA fighter Ben Askren.
Paul began his rivalry with Diaz by including him and his brother Nick on a boxing roster that also included Conor McGregor and Kamaru Usman.
The 24-year-old first took up boxing after beating fellow YouTuber Deji in an amateur match on the card against his brothers Logan Paul and KSI fighting in the main event.
He then turned pro and has wins over another YouTuber on AnEsonGib, former basketball player Nate Robinson, Askren, and former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
Nate and Nick Diaz will be in the front row for Paul’s next fight in Florida, to see his friend Anthony Taylor take on Chris Avilla on the undercard.