Jake Paul boasts that he will ‘OBLITERATE’ Nate Diaz to set up showdown with Conor McGregor

Jake Paul boasts that he will ‘OBLITERATE’ Nate Diaz and set up a ‘massive’ showdown with Conor McGregor as YouTuber turned boxer plans his next fight after shock 60-second knockout of Ben Askren 

  • Jake Paul is coming off a first-round stoppage win over UFC fighter Ben Askren
  • The Youtuber-turned-boxer is hoping to set up a bout with Conor McGregor 
  • Paul has called out Nate Diaz who exchanged wins with McGregor back in 2016 
  • The 24-year-old says he would ‘obliterate’ Diaz to set up a McGregor fight 

Jake Paul has called out UFC star Nate Diaz saying he would ‘obliterate’ him if they were to ever scrap it out in the boxing ring.

The Youtuber-turned-boxer is lining up future opponents after his shock first-round stoppage victory over recently retired MMA fighter Ben Askren. 

Paul has ambitions of tempting Conor McGregor back into the boxing ring, and says beating Diaz  who conquered McGregor at UFC 196 in 2016, would help set up a future clash with the Irishman. 

Jake Paul is coming off a first-round stoppage victory over UFC fighter Ben Askren

Paul has ambitions of tempting UFC superstar Conor McGregor back into the boxing ring

Paul has ambitions of tempting UFC superstar Conor McGregor back into the boxing ring

Paul has also called out Nate Diaz saying he would 'obliterate' the 36-year-old fighter

Paul has also called out Nate Diaz saying he would ‘obliterate’ the 36-year-old fighter

Speaking about Diaz, he told ESPN as per the Sun: ‘I think people will immediately write me off but they’re going to tune into watch.

‘It’s two massive names and it’s a massive pay-per-view. When people see me obliterate him (Diaz), their jaws are going to drop, they’re not going to know how to react and they’re going to think it’s rigged again.

‘At that moment in time, I’ll be undeniable to fight Conor McGregor because I beat the guy who beat him.

‘The Jake Paul vs Conor fight is a massive fight so I’m like why wait? I don’t need to be in this sport forever, I don’t need 100 fights so why wait, let’s do it right away.’

Paul holds a 3-0 boxing record after victories over Youtubers Deji and AnEnsonGib, before his 60 second knockout victory over Askren.

The 24-year-old has called out a number of UFC stars in recent times including Kamaru Usman, Tyron Woodley, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier.

There has also been talk of a potential bout with Tyson Fury’s younger brother Tommy.

Paul has a 3-0 boxing record and has been calling out a number of UFC stars in recent times

Paul has a 3-0 boxing record and has been calling out a number of UFC stars in recent times

Diaz meanwhile is set to return to the octagon at UFC 262 when he takes on Leon Edwards.

It will be the 36-year-old’s return to the ring after he last fought in November 2019, when he fell to a TKO defeat to Jorge Misvidal. 

Diaz shocked the world when he beat McGregor via submission at UFC 196, before the Irishman got his revenge over Diaz at UFC 202 winning via majority decision.   

McGregor is next expected to face Dustin Poirier in a trilogy fight to headline UFC 264, after the latter won by second-round TKO at UFC 257 in January.  

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