Aug 5, 2023; Dallas, Texas, USA; Jake Paul (right) fights against Nate Diaz in a boxing match at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

$15 Million Offer for Diaz-Paul PFL Showdown

Nate Diaz receives a lucrative $15 million offer to fight Jake Paul in the PFL SmartCage.

Donn Davis, PFL founder, is eagerly anticipating a potential fight between former UFC star Nate Diaz and Jake Paul, though he doesn’t expect it to materialize soon. Following PFL’s recent Bellator MMA acquisition, Davis shared his views on The MMA Hour, hinting at big future plans for the league. He emphasized their readiness, comparing PFL to “Motel 6, with the light always on,” highlighting their ease of collaboration and infrastructure readiness.

The possibility of Diaz clashing with Paul, nicknamed “The Problem Child,” in MMA has been a topic of discussion for some time. Paul, who won a unanimous decision in their Aug. 5 boxing match, had already issued a challenge to Diaz, though Diaz hadn’t committed despite a substantial offer. The two continue to engage in verbal exchanges online, adding heat to the rivalry.

Diaz, known for his straightforward style, recently expressed discontent with Davis and the PFL on social media, reacting to Davis’s comments favoring Paul. Davis, however, believes his full remarks, which included high praise for Diaz, were misunderstood.

Paul’s next engagement isn’t in the PFL cage but another boxing match against Andre August in December. As for his PFL debut, it’s slated for late 2024, with Paul requiring time to train adequately for his MMA debut.

With Paul’s PFL debut anticipated for late 2024, the potential Diaz-Paul matchup remains a tantalizing prospect for MMA fans.

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