Jake Paul and Nate Diaz came face-to-face for the very first time as they gear up for their upcoming boxing match scheduled for August 5th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
A video capturing the faceoff between the two fighters can be watched below.
The FIRST FACEOFF between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz. 👀— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) May 9, 2023
Despite the relatively relaxed atmosphere of Tuesday's press conference, where both fighters traded friendly verbal jabs while addressing the media, the subsequent faceoff between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz was not particularly intense. Instead, they engaged in some playful sparring, lightly tapping and smacking each other's arms.
While some fans may have been hoping for a more heated confrontation, the fact that the faceoff took place at all was a relief after Diaz had abruptly left the stage earlier without explanation. According to mediator Ariel Helwani, Diaz had simply gone to the washroom and returned just in time for the faceoff.
Nate Diaz just left his press conference with Jake Paul pic.twitter.com/pY5jCBQJkQ— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) May 9, 2023