The ‘Tribute to the Kings’ event headlined by MMA legend Anderson Silva and former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. took place on Saturday, June 19, at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. It was promoted by Borizteca Boxing and Toscano Promotions and produced by Global Sports Streaming. As revealed by reports, it seems the promoters of the event wanted to get UFC megastars, Nate and Nick Diaz, to compete in boxing matches at the event as well. However, while Nate Diaz was definitely interested in competing at the event, it seems the UFC prevented him from doing so. Jake Paul also begged Nate Diaz in a previously leaked phone call.
Nate Diaz also squared off against Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in a highly competitive fight that saw Nate Diaz lose in a shocking result to the fight. After the fight, Edwards called for a shot at Kamaru Usman’s UFC welterweight title following his win and that irritated people including Gilbert Burns.
The YouTuber turned professional boxer, Jake Paul faced off against the former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley on August 29 in a boxing match. The odds were in favor of Jake Paul even if Tyron Woodley is definitely the biggest opponent for Jake Paul so far. Michael Bisping just said on YouTube that Woodley made $8 million for the fight. Dave Chapelle also went after Jake Paul at the pay-per-view.
Jake Paul proved all of his doubters wrong as he was able to last 8 rounds against Tyron Woodley, who many believed would destroy The Problem Child in the boxing match. Of course, that did not happen as Jake Paul went on to win the match via split decision. This was met with a lot of outcries as fans believed the boxing match was rigged from the start.
Nate Diaz recently took to his Instagram and hilariously trolled both Jake and Logan Paul in an epic rant.
“The Paul sisters hired this security team to make sure I wouldn’t get to them, like I was actually trying too, but it’s alll good with u guys I don’t take this fight thang with u2 serious.you guys playing boxing with wrestlers who can’t box or lil ass Floyd and that’s not cool bruh but it’s good. I’m a real fighter from the real fight game so don’t trip so hard when you see me fellas let’s just be friends it’s good 💯”
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