Jake Paul has invited "p****" Nate Diaz to join his fighters association with recently conquered opponent Anderson Silva.
Paul made his sixth professional appearance against UFC legend Silva last weekend in Phoenix and dropped him in the final round en route to unanimous decision victory. Diaz was ringside to support his teammate Chris Avila as he outpointed YouTube star Dr Mike earlier on the card, but was booted out of the arena after slapping a member of Paul's team backstage.
The YouTuber elected to immediately call out Diaz after having his hand raised as the pair continue to be linked with a boxing fight following the expiration of Diaz's current UFC deal. And Paul has now made a new offer to Diaz following the heated confrontation with his team member.
He tweeted: "Oh Nathan, coming into my dressing room before my fight? Throwing drinks like a p****. Will settle this if you ever get out of your UFC contract. Until then let’s change the game. I have got big plans. I invite you to join Anderson and I to launch the United Fighters Association. Are you in?"
Paul won a pre-fight bet with Silva in which it was agreed the pair would start a fighters union which campaigns for better pay and improved healthcare with a focus in MMA. The Brazilian was on board with the idea having now made the switch to the boxing ring, and it will become the second attempt at creating a union since former UFC champions Georges St Pierre and Cain Velsaquez tried in 2016.
It is highly unlikely Diaz will accept the offer particularly given his rivalry with Paul and their planned boxing meeting, although he could also end up committing to a wager if the pair touch gloves in 2023. Prior to his meeting with Silva, Diaz confirmed he would be open to the clash particularly given his plan to originally box before competing in MMA.
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"When I was 17-18 years-old and I was starting to fight I was in boxing with my boxing coach," Diaz told ID Boxing. "There were boxers all over my gym, I was going to box initially but MMA shows were more around my area so I got sucked into MMA and stuck in a cage this whole time with contracts and stuff.
"So now everything is open for the taking and I've never stopped training for a boxing fight since I started fighting, when the right thing comes we're going to take it. Jake is for sure one of the options, he's doing big stuff, he's doing really big things and he's got a big fight ahead of him and if he wins that I think people should surely be really impressed by it."