Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz fight in doubt as UFC fighter demands rearrangement in order to smoke weed
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Nate Diaz has seemingly demanded for his upcoming fight against Jake Paul to be rearranged so that the former UFC lightweight title challenger can keep smoking weed.
Diaz is currently set to face the YouTuber-turned-boxer on 5 August in Dallas but there are now serious doubts that the fight will take place on its currently scheduled date.
The UFC legend is known to be extremely fond of smoking marijuana but will have to give up the drug in the weeks leading up to the fight or he'll have to face a significant punishment from the Texas Athletic Commission.
However, after being denied a Therapeutic Use Exemption, Diaz is now campaigning for the fight to be moved in order to accommodate his love for weed.
Along with a GIF of Homer Simpson fading into a cloud of marijuana smoke, the Stockton slugger tweeted: "We gonna have to move states."
The fighter's legion of followers were quick to comment, with one saying: "True G. Moving states just so he could smoke weed be4 his fight."
Another said: "No way weed is going to stop me from watching Nate Diaz fight are you serious?"
A third added: "Did you just find out about the Texas weed laws?"
A fourth remarked: "I’m gonna assume the Paul-Diaz fight will not be in Texas."
Another contributed: "I said when it was announced there is no way this fight happens in Texas."
Paul's camp, however, have made it clear that they won't be moving the fight in order to accommodate Diaz's smoking habits.
His manager - Nakisa Bidarian - tweeted through his management company: "Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz is in Dallas, Texas.
“Nothing is changing in terms of location/venue. Saturday, August 5, Paul vs. Diaz live on DAZN.”
Diaz's meeting with Paul will be his first professional match since his departure from the UFC in September and will mark his professional boxing debut.
As for his opponent, the former YouTuber will be in action for the first time since his split-decision defeat to Tommy Fury back in February.