Jake Paul agrees to rule change in Nate Diaz bout, it's a gamechanger
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Jake Paul has sensationally agreed to a rule change for his upcoming boxing bout against Nate Diaz.
Paul is coming off the first loss of his professional career, having suffered a defeat to Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia last February.
He will look to return to winning ways when he welcomes former UFC superstar Diaz to the squared circle.
Paul vs. Diaz is set to take place in Dallas, Texas, on August 5 and will be contested over eight rounds.
Well, that was until today as 'The Problem Child' has supposedly agreed to a short-notice rule change.
He claims to have changed the duration of the match to a 10-round contest, suggesting Diaz wanted a longer fight.
On Twitter, he wrote: "Nate Diaz wants 10 rounds. I guess he has good cardio. Ok Nathan, 10 rounds it is."
Diaz, 38, campaigned for a longer clash as he believes it will benefit him because of his trademark gas tank.
The Stockton slugger's last two UFC bouts went into the 'championship' rounds as he lost a five-round decision to Leon Edwards before submitting Tony Ferguson in the fourth round of their UFC 279 main-event showdown.
He's known for his engine and clearly wants to face Paul over 10 rounds. It appears his wish has been granted ahead of his boxing debut.
Nate Diaz wants 10 rounds. I guess he has good cardio. Ok Nathan, 10 rounds it is.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 13, 2023
Diaz also went five rounds with Conor McGregor, who fancies his former foe over the 26-year-old American.
"I fancy him [Nate Diaz] for it, to be honest," the Irishman told Ariel Helwani. "The man’s a bit windy. The other cat’s a bit windy.
"He's [Jake Paul] a donkey. The guy’s a donkey, but you’re a cat. The donkey has a kick as well.
"So, you just got to be worried about that."
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