UFC's Nate Diaz on Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Fight: 'These Guys Both Suck'

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVAugust 30, 2021

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - JUNE 12: Nate Diaz prepares to fight Leon Edwards of Jamaica during their UFC 263 welterweight match at Gila River Arena on June 12, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona.
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If Jake Paul is looking for his next opponent, Nate Diaz might have shot to the top of the list Sunday night.

The UFC fighter ripped into Paul and Tyron Woodley during their pay-per-view bout, saying both fighters "suck" in a tweet.

Nathan Diaz @NateDiaz209

These guys both suck

Paul earned a split-decision victory over Woodley in a fight that was largely a disappointment to anyone looking for in-ring fireworks. Woodley, making his pro boxing debut at 39, largely took a conservative approach that left the Cleveland crowd booing at points during the eight-round fight.

Paul, who won his fourth straight professional boxing match, was the aggressor throughout but landed punches only sparingly and seemed to get gassed as the fight progressed. The YouTuber-turned-boxer had early-round knockouts in each of his first three fights over AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson and Ben Askren.

If Paul continues his trend of fighting late-career MMA stars, the 36-year-old Diaz would arguably be his biggest test yet. Known for his crowd-pleasing aggression, Diaz packs the pop to finally hand Paul his first career loss but would be at a size disadvantage. Paul fought Sunday at 190 pounds, 20 pounds more than Diaz's listed weight.