Nate Diaz and Jake Paul have engaged in a war of words on Twitter over former UFC fighter Ben Askren, of all people.
Askren was the first actual fighter to step into the ring with Paul. He was knocked out in the very first round of the contest.
While he is an Olympic level wrestler and has a commendable MMA record, Askren is not renowned for his striking, which is probably why Paul took the fight in the first place.
In reply to Askren praising the YouTuber’s boxing ability on Twitter, UFC counterpart Nate Diaz took aim at the 19-2 MMA star’s ability to box.
Coming from a retired wrestler who can’t fight or box
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) November 22, 2021
It was unprovoked and clearly not appreciated by Paul, who doesn’t want to have his opponents discredited as it makes his fighting C.V look worse.
The social media star took aim at Nate Diaz’s fighting record, drawing on how many more losses he has than the man he was criticising.
you have 6 times as many losses as Ben Askren
Let that sink in https://t.co/SMTsXkhs9i
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 23, 2021
Diaz didn’t appreciate it, not one bit…
He sucks jake
You’d get smoked n a real fight tho
You can’t really fight
Boxing matches with wrestlers only
Let that sink in
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) November 23, 2021
There have been whispers about the possibility of Jake Paul facing Nate Diaz in the boxing ring, with Logan Paul and Nick Diaz battling it out in a co-main event.
That is, at this point, just speculation, but it’s certainly something that the fans would love to see!