Nate Diaz Rips Jake Paul: 'You'd Get Smoked in a Real Fight'

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVNovember 23, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 25: Nate Diaz backstage during the UFC 266 event on September 25, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
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Nate Diaz had some serious fighting words for YouTuber-turned-novelty-boxer Jake Paul on Tuesday. 

The main gist? Paul has never fought an actual boxer. And Ben Askren caught some strays, too:

Nathan Diaz @NateDiaz209

Coming from a retired wrestler who can’t fight or box

Nathan Diaz @NateDiaz209

He sucks jake <br>You’d get smoked n a real fight tho <br>You can’t really fight<br> Boxing matches with wrestlers only <br><br>Let that sink in

Those tweets followed Askren saying that he thought Paul might be a decent boxer on the Lex Fridman Podcast (h/t BJPenn.com):

"So the thing I said when I went in to fight him [Jake Paul] is maybe he's good or maybe he's not. We really have no idea to this point, you know. I knew that Tyron was a lot better in boxing than I was. And so I thought that there is a good likelihood that Tyron beats him up but there is a chance that Jake is kind of good at this. I think what played out is he's kind of good at it. And if you saw the way I saw it, he was still impressive in his showing and he has obviously put a lot of time into it. So, he's not bad, I'll say that much."

Diaz is going to agree to disagree with that sentiment.