Jake Paul mocks crowd after beating Nate Diaz

YouTube star Jake Paul mocked the Dallas crowd as he was loudly booed after beating UFC star Nate Diaz of their highly-anticipated crossover boxing combat.

Diaz was far and away the gang favorite in Texas as Paul – who fortunately performed the position of villain within the lead-up to the combat – was booed on his solution to the ring, confronted audible chants of ‘f*** Jake Paul’ all through the combat after which continued to be jeered after his hand was raised in victory.

The 26-year-old hit again on the American Airlines Center crowd throughout his post-fight interview nevertheless, as he cupped his hand to his ear amid the boos and stopped mid-answer to mock the supporters by saying “boo if you’re a virgin” earlier than laughing sarcastically to himself.

“He’s tough, he’s real tough, that’s what he’s known for but tough in this sport doesn’t work,” started Paul, in reference to his opponent. And because the boos heightened, he continued “Boo if you’re a virgin. Ha. Haha.”

Paul had largely dominated the combat towards Diaz, who was combating for the primary time since leaving the UFC and though proved a clumsy opponent on his boxing debut, lacked the ability to essentially damage the heavily-favoured YouTuber.

Paul scored a knockdown within the fifth spherical of their 10-round contest with a vicious left hook however 38-year-old Diaz received again to his ft and made the ultimate bell. However, the judges’ scorecards confirmed the comparatively one-sided nature of the victory because the youthful man prevailed 97-92, 98-91, 98-91.

Jake Paul knocked down Nate Diaz throughout his factors victory in Dallas

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That moved his boxing document to 7-1 and, having gone 10 rounds for the primary time in his younger profession, he was eager to take the plaudits whereas additionally crediting Diaz for his coronary heart.

“I knocked him down and won basically every round, I think he won one round,” continued Paul. “But he’s a warrior – I had him hurt in the first round, he kept on coming. No one is taking that much damage.

“All credit to my team and my conditioning, I went 10 rounds in my eighth fight – it’s unheard of. I’ve only been boxing for three years and beat a UFC legend who I was watching this growing up.”

Before this bout, Paul had knocked out MMA fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley – the latter a former UFC champion – and beat UFC legend Anderson Silva on factors, though his most up-to-date combat was a primary profession defeat to Tommy Fury. In that long-awaited combat in Saudi Arabia, Fury – half-brother of world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson – was knocked down however emerged victorious on factors.

Diaz is a longtime favorite of MMA followers – as proven by the vocal assist he obtained in Dallas – however achieved crossover fame when he submitted Conor McGregor in March 2016, 5 months earlier than shedding a slender determination to the Irishman. Last September, Diaz received his remaining UFC combat by submitting Tony Ferguson.

Paul largely dominated an entertaining combat

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Although a rematch to avenge his loss to Fury would appear to be a risk after the Brit completes his personal scheduled bout with one other YouTuber, KSI, in October, Paul insisted his focus was the provide of $10m he has placed on the desk to face Diaz as soon as extra, beneath MMA guidelines.

“I want to run this back in MMA,” defined Paul. “10 million dollars, PFL, that’s the offer, let’s run this back in MMA. Make it fair. I won one, now it’s your chance in your home territory. MMA. Let’s do it.”

While Diaz didn’t absolutely decide to a rematch, he did sound amenable to the likelihood, saying: “We’re gonna have to try to do it. But I had the single leg in the first and the choke in the ninth [referencing a couple of MMA moves he tried to slip into the fight], so I already won that battle!”

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