Former UFC star Darren Till has weighed in with a prediction for the recently announced boxing bout between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz, and his pick is unlikely to go down well with MMA fans.
Seemingly out of nowhere, it was announced last week that Paul and Diaz will lock horns at a 185lbs catchweight fight on August 5th in Dallas, Texas.
When asked by Boxing Social for his thoughts on the match up, Till admitted he envisages it being a hard night for former world title challenger Diaz.
“I’m a big fan of Nate, obviously. He’s a terrific fighter, he always has been and he’s a tough c***. But I don’t really like the Jake Paul fight for him.”
“If I have to give my honest opinion, I think Jake Paul beats him. He obviously is not going to beat him in MMA, that’s Nate’s bread and butter.”
“I think Jake’s too big for him. Nate’s a 155er who came up to 170. I think 185 could just be a bit too much for him.”
The announcement of a fight with Diaz came as a slight surprise, as Paul had previously stated he would be activating a contractual rematch clause to take on Tommy Fury once again.
Fury defeated ‘The Problem Child’ via split decision at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia in February, the first time the YouTuber has suffered a loss since starting his professional boxing journey.
One of the biggest stars in the world of MMA, Diaz recently announced his retirement from the sport after a long and storied career that saw him face Conor McGregor twice, defeating the Irishman the first time they locked horns.