Jake Paul addresses Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz bouts after Tommy Fury pull-out

Paul will face ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley for a second time next week, and has admitted that he still harbours ambitions of boxing fellow MMA stars Diaz and McGregor when their contracts are up

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Jake Paul confirms Tommy Fury has pulled out of December fight

Jake Paul believes fights with Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz make “financial sense” once their UFC contracts have expired.

Paul is no stranger to fighting the stars of the UFC, having already beaten Ben Askren and former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in his last two fights.

And prior to booking a late-notice rematch with Woodley after Tommy Fury pulled out of their scheduled bout next week, Paul had been engaged in trash talking battles with some of the top fighters in MMA.

But neither Diaz or McGregor will be available in the short-term as they both have contracts with the UFC that must be fulfilled, with the American having just one fight left and the Irishman having two.

“For sure, it makes financial sense,” Paul told ESPN MMA of potential fights with the UFC duo.

Jake Paul has said that fights with McGregor and Diaz make “financial sense”


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“That’s all you really need in this sport to get s*** done, all I’ve got to do is go out there and perform and knock out Tyron Woodley.”

Paul also plans to face Fury again, despite have previously stated that he’s unsure if there is appetite on the Love Island star’s end to really get the bout made.

He missed their two launch press conferences due to a family emergency, and Paul has said that he believes that he was never interested in taking the fight.

But he still wants to “take Fury’s head off”, and plans to do that before facing Diaz or McGregor later in his career.

“I still want to take Tommy [Fury’s] head off,” Paul continued. “And there’s a long list of other opponents that are still out there.

“So 2022 is gonna be even bigger year than 2021, that’s all I’ll say, for sure.”

Diaz is expected to be in attendance at Paul’s bout with Woodley, with his pal Chris Avila facing Paul’s teammate Anthony Taylor on the prelim portion of the card.

The former lightweight title challenger is a close friend of Avila’s, and attends all of his fights, while Taylor is a training partner of Paul’s, who sparred him multiple times in the lead-up to his last fight with Woodley.

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And Mirror Fighting understands that once Diaz has fought out his UFC contract, there are tentative plans for him to make his boxing debut against Paul next year.

There are discussions underway, according to our sources, for a super-card that would pit Jake and his brother Logan Paul against Nate and his brother Nick Diaz during the second half of next year.

But first, the Diaz brothers both must fight once more in the UFC, with both coming off losses in their 2021 outings against Leon Edwards and Robbie Lawlor respectively.

Nate has turned down a fight with Khamzat Chimaev, and will likely face either Vicente Luque or Tony Ferguson in his final fight with the promotion.

Meanwhile, McGregor could prove more challenging to get involved, as he insists that he wants to retire with the UFC, despite currently only having two fights left on his deal.

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