The clash between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz has concluded, with Jake Paul emerging as the victor, as many anticipated given his larger size and experience in boxing. Diaz added his own entertaining style to the fight, surviving and showcasing his trademark toughness. Although Paul knocked Diaz down in the fifth round, the UFC veteran displayed his resilience and stamina, making the fight exciting through all 10 rounds.
As the bout concludes, the question arises: what’s next for Jake Paul? Right after his victory, Paul presented some options for his future plans. He expressed interest in a rematch in the realm of MMA, stating, “I want to run it back in MMA. Yeah, I want 10 million dollars, PFL, that’s the offer. I won one, now it’s your chance in your home territory, MMA. Let’s do it.”
Diaz seemed to entertain the idea by responding, “Let’s do it,” but he proposed a condition of co-promotion with Real Fight Inc. to ensure fair terms. Since Diaz co-promoted the boxing match with Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, he’s looking to secure a similar share of the revenue in an MMA rematch.
Despite the openness to an MMA rematch, it’s unlikely that Paul will pursue it. He has the option to continue boxing, where his chances of victory are arguably higher, and there’s little incentive for him to switch to MMA, unless he can negotiate significantly larger earnings. Paul also mentioned another plausible next step: a rematch with Tommy Fury, whom he lost to in a previous boxing match. He highlighted that he’d be interested in reclaiming that match with a new coaching staff behind him.