Nate Diaz RUNS OUT during a bizarre press conference with Jake Paul in which the YouTube star ‘fired’ one of his employees for an outrageous threat
- Nate Diaz exits a wild press conference
- Jake Paul visibly annoyed by former UFC fighter
- Journalist threatens to beat up Diaz’s brother
UFC icon Nate Diaz just stands up and walks off stage as Jake Paul addresses the press ahead of their August 5 blockbuster boxing match in Texas.
Diaz, 38, will make his professional boxing debut against the former YouTuber – who suffered the first loss of his career to Tommy Fury in February.
At one point during a bizarre press conference at the American Airlines Arena, an agitated Diaz stood up and walked off stage without explanation, leaving Paul stunned.
“Is this man leaving?” Paul asked incredulously.
Press conference moderator Ariel Helwani informed Paul that Diaz was taking a bathroom break.
Nate Diaz (left) just walked away from Jake Paul during the pre-fight press conference in August
‘Jesus Christ!’ said Paul.
“I’ve never seen anything like it.”
The other moment of the afternoon that made headlines came when a member of the media, and aspiring boxer, threatened to beat up Diaz’ brother Nick.
“Nate, I’m actually a boxer myself and I’ve been trying to get on this undercard,” the reporter said.
“I’m just wondering if you think I can fight your brother, Nick? If he’s anything like you, I think I’d beat him.’
Diaz, who is not one to shy away from a street fight, glared at the reporter.
“You know my homeboys are seeing you now,” he told the reporter.
A member of the media, who worked for Paul’s gambling company, threatened to beat up Nate Diaz’s brother Nick (right) – an accomplished MMA star – during the press conference
Diaz is the latest MMA veteran to confront the former YouTuber in the boxing ring
“That was stupid, wasn’t it? That was stupid. What’s your name?’
The reporter replied that he was “Derrick from Betr Media.”
Diaz didn’t pull a fist with his answer.
“Hey, Derrick from Betr Media, you’re a stupid asshole,” he said.
‘The f***? You deserve to get spanked.”
Jake Paul stepped in to say he was going to “fire” the reporter.
“He works for my company. I’ll arrange that later. I’m sorry about that Nate,” Paul told the press conference.
‘I’ll fire him later. Dirk, shut up. Derrick, shut up.’
Diaz (pictured fighting Conor McGregor) thinks he will beat the famous boxer
As it turns out, Betr Media is Jake Paul’s gambling company, and Paul wasn’t happy with the reporter’s comments.
Both fighters predicted victory, with Paul saying he would win in four rounds and Diaz saying he would win in ten rounds.
“Well, it’s an eight-round fight,” Paul pointed out quickly.
Paul has already defeated veterans Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley twice and Ben Askren in the ring, with Diaz becoming the fourth MMA fighter he has taken on.