Conor McGregor has weighed in with a prediction for this summer’s clash between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz.
It was announced earlier this month and former UFC star Diaz would be Paul’s next opponent, as he looks to bounce back from the first loss of his professional boxing career to Tommy Fury.
Speaking to InsideFighting, McGregor said, in slightly less forgiving words, that he was backing his former opponent Diaz to get the job done.
“I think Nate Diaz slaps his head off and I’m looking forward to seeing it.”
McGregor shared two memorable fights with Diaz, the first of which was his first loss in the UFC back in 2016., which he would go on to avenge five months later.
When asked would he be in attendance to watch his old adversary attempt to silence the braggadocious YouTuber, ‘The Notorious’ admitted he had more appealing plans.
“I’ll probably be in the Lamborghini on the coast of Sicily.”
Diaz ended his UFC career on a high, submitting Tony Ferguson via Guillotine Choke in his final bout with the organisation in September of last year.
Although he competed at 155lbs and 170lbs during his MMA career, the bout with Paul will take place at a catchweight of 185lbs, the same weight ‘The Problem Child’ boxed Fury at back in February.
Having trekked to Saudi Arabia for that fight, Paul returns home against Diaz, with the American Airlines Centre in Dallas playing host to the card which will be broadcast on streaming service DAZN.
Although he’s going straight back in at the deep end, there is still a sense that back to back defeats could spell the end of Paul’s foray into pugilism.