Nate Diaz has been in the news since he stepped in and out of UFC 279. The former UFC fighter is now a free agent and hasn’t ruled out a return to the company.

Diaz previously showed no interest in fighting Jake Paul, but during Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 on Saturday in Las Vegas, he spoke heavily about a possible match with Jake Paul. He told iD Boxing that the Problem Child is one of his options.

(Jake Paul) is for sure one of the options. He’s doing big stuff. He’s doing big things. He’s got a big fight ahead of him. If he wins that, I’m sure people will be really impressed by it. And if Anderson (Silva) does his thing on him, that’s impressive also. Now we’ve got a fight on his hands. I’m looking forward to it.

Paul, on the other hand, has been willing to fight Diaz for a long duration. He expressed his desire for a bout and stands at 5-0 in professional boxing. Diaz also wants to step between the boxing ropes someday.

Paul faces Silva (3-0), a former UFC middleweight champion, on October 29th in Glendale, Arizona on Showtime pay-per-view. Diaz wasn’t sure if the bout is happening, so he called it a fifty-fifty affair.

Diaz talked about his fondest memories from his childhood. He said that as a teenager he saw people inside a boxing ring, but UFC events happened more in his area. It drove him towards MMA, but he would like to explore boxing in the near future.

From 17 or 18 years old, I was starting to fight, I was boxing with my boxing coach. There were boxers all over my gym, and I was going to box initially, but MMA shows were more around my area, and they were happening, so I got stuck in MMA. I got stuck in a cage this whole time with contracts and stuff. Now everything is open for the taking. I never stopped training for a boxing fight since I started fighting. When the right opponent or right thing comes, we’re going to take it.

We’ll have to see if this fight goes down. Odds are, they have a very high-energy contest with an even more exciting hype fest to build the fight ahead of them.

What do you think of Diaz’s comments, who has a win over Tony Ferguson at UFC 279? Chime in with those comments below!

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