Jake Paul Fires Back at Conor McGregor’s Nate Diaz Prediction with a Savage ‘Stockton Slap’ Jibe

Jake Paul Fires Back at Conor McGregor's Nate Diaz Prediction with a Savage 'Stockton Slap' Jibe

Conor McGregor recently made his prediction for the upcoming boxing match between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul, favoring his former opponent Diaz to come out victorious. The highly-anticipated bout is scheduled for August 5th in Dallas, Texas, and McGregor believes that Diaz will “slap the head off” the YouTuber-turned-boxer when they face off.

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However, Jake Paul didn’t take McGregor’s comments lightly. During a recent press conference promoting his fight against Nate Diaz, ‘The Problem Child’ launched a scathing attack on the former two-division UFC champion, suggesting that McGregor still suffers from the trauma of his previous encounters with Diaz.

Paul went on to express his determination to deflate the hype surrounding a potential McGregor vs. Diaz trilogy by defeating the former UFC fighter later this year. At the press conference, the 26-year-old social media star specifically referenced the infamous ‘Stockton Slap’, stating:

“I think he’s got trauma from when Nate Diaz slapped his head off. But I like that, I like people that doubt me. I’m going to do what Conor McGregor couldn’t do quite literally and put a [wrench] in all of his plans here. I know Nate Diaz wanted to get out of the UFC, come make a bunch of money, fight me, win and then go back and probably fight Conor McGregor in the UFC. So that’s what these guys are hoping for and I’m going to stop all that. I promise you that and then I want Conor next.”

The intense rivalry between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz has undoubtedly provided some of the most captivating moments in UFC history. Their first meeting took place at UFC 196 in 2016, where Diaz caused a major upset by submitting McGregor in the second round.

The duo then faced off again at UFC 202 just a few months later, with ‘The Notorious’ managing to secure a decision victory. Both fighters have consistently expressed their belief in an inevitable trilogy bout.

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Diaz notably reacted to McGregor’s comments as well, saying:

“He [Conor McGregor] knows what’s going on. He’s fought at the highest level. He fought me, he fought Floyd [Mayweather]. Yeah, he knows what’s going on.”

Recap: Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz Press Conference in Full

Despite the fight being several months away, the press conference for the Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz showdown took place yesterday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, and it was filled with noteworthy moments.

Surprisingly, Diaz maintained a cordial demeanor and refrained from making disparaging remarks about his upcoming opponent, likely due to the significant time gap until the fight. However, he did show visible irritation when a reporter suggested a potential matchup between his brother Nick and an undercard opponent, prompting swift dismissals from both Paul and Diaz.

Shortly after, Nate Diaz abruptly left the stage, claiming that he needed to use the restroom. Jake Paul appeared displeased by Diaz’s departure but continued the conference by himself until the UFC fighter returned.

While tensions are already high between the two fighters, their verbal exchanges and actions at the press conference have only fueled the anticipation for their upcoming clash. Fans can expect an intense battle when Diaz and Paul finally step into the ring on August 5th.