In a list that contains MMA fighters and boxers, internet star turned boxer Jake Paul has explained why he put Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz and Kamaru Usman on his ‘hit list’
After claiming to have beaten up one his of teammates in training, Jake Paul wants to settle his beef with UFC fan favourite Nate Diaz.
Diaz called out Paul back last December stating he needs his “a** whooping” for his trash talk and now the social media star wants to settle the score with Nate and his brother Nick, or even both of them in the same night.
“I’ve had beef with Nate back and forth over social media. I’ve beat up one of Nate’s boys in sparring and he just thinks he’s this super tough guy and he is right?” Paul told MMA Fighting.
“But not in this world. Not when you come into the squared circle. It’s a whole different sport, buddy.
“So, he can get the smoke or his brother or both in one night. I see the guys that they’re fighting, their striking ability and it’s whatever. I have to settle that beef. That’s where this comes from.”
Nate Diaz returned to the octagon in June after a two-year layoff, losing a unanimous decision against top welterweight contender Leon Edwards.
Meanwhile, Nick Diaz hasn’t fought in over six years but will face Robbie Lawler in a rematch at UFC 266 on September 25.
Paul’s fight with Tyron Woodley on August 29 will be his fourth as a professional. It’s a big step up in competition for the 24-year-old, who knocked out YouTuber AnEsongib and former NBA star Nate Robinson before beating Ben Askren in March.
Another name on Paul’s list was the current UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. Paul explained that he went back and forth with Usman on social media, which led to ‘The Problem Child’ calling for a fight with Usman back in April.
“Same thing with “Camaro” Usman — is he named after the Chevy car. But Usman, he and I have beef, too, going back and forth on social media. I forget even how it started, I have beef with way too many people,” Paul said.
“He said something about Disney and I said ‘yo, you went to Disney’ and I showed a picture of him like smiling like an idiot next to Mickey Mouse.
“All of these guys can get the smoke and I’m really bout it. When I say anyone, any time, any place, I mean it. Let’s get it done. If it’s possible, let’s get it done. I’m ready.”
UFC president Dana White recently said that Paul, who fights at 190 pounds, is playing a game by challenging fighters who are reaching the end of their careers and weigh considerably less than him.