Nate Diaz has requested a dramatic rule change for his upcoming boxing debut against Jake Paul, asking for a 12-round bout citing Paul’s alleged steroid use. Diaz left the UFC last year as a fan favourite and is set to face Paul in Dallas on August 5. Despite recent concerns over a warrant for his arrest, Diaz has been granted bond and is free to travel to the fight.
Nate Diaz Pushes for 12-Round Fight with Jake Paul, Cites Steroid Use
Nate Diaz, a former UFC title contender, is set to make his boxing debut against Jake Paul this August. However, he has demanded a rule change for their upcoming bout. Diaz wants the fight to be held over 12 rounds instead of the agreed-upon eight rounds, citing Paul’s alleged steroid use as a reason for the extension.
Nate Diaz Vs Jake Paul Fight
Paul, a YouTuber-turned-boxer, has denied using performance-enhancing drugs and has passed all drug tests administered throughout his career, including extensive testing for his last bout with Tommy Fury. Diaz made the request in a tweet aimed at Paul, stating, “Ur [sic] on steroids so let’s put that s*** to work.”
Diaz left the UFC last year after his final bout, a victory over Tony Ferguson. He then received offers from various combat sports organizations before settling on a grudge match with Paul. The fight is set to take place in Dallas on August 5.
The two fighters will meet for the first time next Monday at a press conference in Dallas. The bout was almost canceled due to a recent incident that led to a warrant for Diaz’s arrest in New Orleans. Diaz has since been granted bond and is free to travel.
Diaz’s attorney has been in touch with authorities in New Orleans and has stated that Diaz acted in self-defense during the incident. Diaz’s team looks forward to presenting all of the facts about the incident to the District Attorney.