Jake Paul Calls out Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal After Knockout Win over Tyron Woodley

Doric SamDecember 19, 2021

US YouTube personality Jake Paul gestures during his weigh-in event ahead of the boxing fight against US martial artist Tyron Woodley  in Tampa, Florida, on December 17, 2021. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP) (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images)

After knocking out Tyron Woodley in the sixth round of their boxing match on Saturday night, former YouTuber Jake Paul turned his attention to future opponents and called out two UFC fighters.

Paul name-dropped Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz in his post-fight interview, saying he'd fight either or both of them if their UFC contracts allows them to accept his challenge.

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Jake Paul calls out Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal following his KO of Tyron Woodley: "Y'all are some bitches for leaving this arena. I know you don't want that s***. I'll take out both of y'all next. Get out of your contracts with daddy Dana. I'mma f*** them up too."

Both Diaz and Masvidal were in attendance at Saturday's fight. In an interview, Diaz said he wasn't interested in the main event and instead was there to support a friend who fought on the undercard. 

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Nice to see my ol pal Nathan Diaz here this evening 👀<br><br>🎥 <a href="https://twitter.com/ShowtimeBoxing?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ShowtimeBoxing</a> <a href="https://t.co/Me4FUMgaum">pic.twitter.com/Me4FUMgaum</a>

In October, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Diaz has one fight left on his contract. The Stockton, California-native is 1-3 in his last four fights, most recently losing a unanimous decision to Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in June. It was Diaz's first appearance in the octagon since Nov. 2019 when he fought Masvidal for the "BMF" title at Madison Square Garden. Masvidal won the bout by doctor stoppage.

Masvidal is coming off back-to-back losses to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. He was brutally knocked out in their second meeting this past April in the main event of UFC 261. Masvidal has not disclosed what's next for him, but a fight against former friend turned bitter rival Colby Covington makes sense. Covington is also coming off a second loss to Usman in November at UFC 268.

Paul improved to 5-0 with four knockout victories after his second win over Woodley. He was originally scheduled to face Tommy Fury on Saturday, but Fury dropped out of the fight due to an undisclosed injury and Woodley accepted the rematch on two weeks' notice.