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Jake Paul is getting his wish — the Problem Child will enter the boxing ring with ex-UFC superstar Nate Diaz later this year … TMZ Sports has learned.
We’re told the massive event is slated to go down on Aug. 5 in Dallas, TX … and will be put on by Jake’s Most Valuable Promotions and Nate’s Real Fight Inc. The bout will be a DAZN Pay-Per-View.
Jake just posted about the fight … saying, “August 5th we commemorate the funeral for Nathaniel Diaz as we send him in casket back to Dana [White].”
“Refreshments will be provided at the service. Black Tie Attire.”
As we previously reported, Jake has wanted to fight Nate for some time now … even challenging him to a boxing match AND an MMA fight after announcing his partnership with the Professional Fighters League.
He even told us on two separate occasions in 2022 he wanted Diaz … even calling him out after beating Anderson Silva in October.
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This will be Jake’s first fight since losing to Tommy Fury via split decision in February … and Nate’s pro boxing debut.
Nate — who recently became a combat free agent after his UFC contract expired — has a long list of impressive wins over the course of his MMA career … including victories over Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson, Cowboy Cerrone and Anthony Pettis.
As for Jake, he’s beaten former UFC stars Ben Askren, Silva and Tyron Woodley, as well as Nate Robinson and AnEsonGib.
The announcement means Jake will not immediately get his rematch with Tommy as he previously hoped … and now it’s possible they never meet in the ring again.