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After knocking out Tyron Woodley in the sixth round of their boxing match on Saturday night, former YouTuber Jake Paul turned his attention to future opponents and called up two UFC fighters.
Paul named Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz in his post-fight interview, saying he would fight one or both if their UFC contracts allowed them to accept his challenge.
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Jake Paul calls Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal after his Tyron Woodley knockout: “You’re all bitches for leaving this arena. I know you don’t want that shit. I’m going to kill you both. Then. Get out of this arena. your contracts with daddy Dana. I’m gonna screw them up too. “
Diaz and Masvidal were both in attendance for Saturday’s fight. In an interview, Diaz said he was not interested in the main event and was instead there to support a friend who struggled on the undercard.
In October, UFC President Dana White confirmed that Diaz had there is still a fight on his contract. The Stockton, Calif. Native is 1-3 in his last four fights, most recently losing a unanimous decision to Leon Edwards in UFC 263 in June. It was Diaz’s first appearance in the Octagon since November 2019, when he fought Masvidal for the “BMF” title at Madison Square Garden. Masvidal won the fight by doctor stoppage.
Masvidal has just suffered back-to-back losses to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. He was brutally knocked out when they met for the second time last April at the main event of UFC 261. Masvidal hasn’t revealed the next step for him, but a fight with former friend-turned-bitter rival Colby Covington makes sense. Covington also just suffered a second loss to Usman in November at UFC 268.
Paul improved to 5-0 with four KO wins after his second win over Woodley. He was originally scheduled to face Tommy Fury on Saturday, but Fury dropped out of the fight due to an undisclosed injury and Woodley agreed to the rematch on two weeks’ notice.