Nate Diaz Will SMASH Jake Paul in MMA and Boxing, Says Anthony Pettis
Anthony "Showtime" Pettis is firmly 'team Diaz,' saying that Nate beats Jake Paul no matter the combat sport.
Anthony Pettis is a Jake Paul supporter - but that doesn't mean he'd pick him in a fight against Nate Diaz.
On the latest edition of No Cappin', Inside Fighting's Andrew Capucetti asked Pettis whether Nate going 2-0 against Paul is "cap" or "no cap."
"No cap," Pettis replied. "I'm team Diaz all day on that, bro. Especially MMA."
That extends to boxing as well, where early money lines have Jake Paul as the favorite against Diaz. "For sure," Pettis continued. "Diaz can box, too. I fought him. Diaz can box, too."
Opening odds have Jake Paul as a -300 favorite against Nate Diaz's +240 for boxing. The MMA odds are considerably more lopsided, with Diaz as a -1000 favorite to Paul's +550, per BetOnline.ag.
Get ready for fireworks.
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Nate Diaz is the biggest free agent in the fight game - which is why Eddie Hearn wants to make a boxing megafight between the Pride of Stockton and Canelo Alvarez. It may seem farfetched for fight fans, but Canelo Alvarez himself kept the door open. Inside Fighting's Andrew Capucetti caught up with Alvarez on the streets of Beverly Hills, where Canelo gave a surprising answer.
"Maybe in the future," Canelo responded when asked about the Nate Diaz fight. He's got goals in boxing first - including a rematch against Bivol - but didn't close the door on a showdown with Diaz down the line.