38-year-old Nate Diaz will make his professional boxing debut against Jake Paul in a 10-round boxing bout inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on August 5. Hours ahead of the fight, fans fear Jake Paul could become the first fighter to KO Nate Diaz, and we couldn’t agree more.
Standing taller than Nate Diaz, Jake Paul has a huge weight advantage going into the fight. Much like how Paul’s explosive right hand slept Tyron Woodley in a way fans have never seen before, there’s a huge possibility we could see Diaz finally get his jaw taken away from him. And that’s something a majority of boxing and UFC fans seem to think on social media.
When was the last time Nate Diaz got knocked out?
Nate Diaz suffered the only TKO loss of his career back in April 2013 against Josh Thomson. The only other time he has been stopped since then was back at UFC 244, where Diaz took on Jorge Masvidal for the symbolic BMF title. However, the fight was stopped due to Doctor’s stoppage in the third round.
He also submitted to an armbar back in October 2006, against Hermes Franca. The Stockton native has never been knocked out in his MMA career. He has never been stopped in over a decade inside the Octagon.
Imma cry if nate diaz gets knocked out by jake paul
— . (@LeBIKUZO) August 5, 2023
For the longest time, Diaz’s conditioning and toughness have earned him the admiration of fight fans worldwide. It will be no different going against Jake Paul, who looks committed to becoming the first fighter to KO Nate Diaz. And Jake believes he will do it in the fourth round.
“He’s gonna run into some big shots and get knocked out like Tyron. My prediction is that I will knock out Nate in the fourth round.” Paul said.
My biggest fear is seeing Nate Diaz get knocked out cold then waking up speaking perfect English.
— PC Strickland (@PCStricklandMMA) August 4, 2023
In a tenured career, taking on some of the greatest mixed martial arts careers, Nate Diaz is a testimony of aggression and perseverance. It won’t be wrong to say that an MMA career, often defined by its toughness, takes a toll against a young boxer in the form of Jake Paul, is obviously not sitting well with the fans.
Even Diaz’s past performances against Tony Ferguson and Leon Edwards have failed to convince fans that he can compete at the top level at 38 years old. While a slugfest is guaranteed, fans hope a UFC fighter finally gets his hands raised against Jake Paul. And who better than Nate Diaz to do that?