Logan Paul: Boxing match with Nate Diaz on the table
YouTube star Logan Paul revealed that a boxing fight against UFC legend Nate Diaz is on the table.
"I think this guy might be running from me," Paul said in an interview with Ariel Helwani for BT Sport. "This guy, I think he's ducking. We have the sweetest deal for him, and he knows the type of numbers that I'll bring in. I'm not a quarter-of-a-million pay-per-view type of fighter, you're going to get 750,000 to a million buys, and I'm an 0-1 YouTuber. Seems like an easy fight on paper."
He added, "I thought I had something locked in, but apparently he called and said the fight was off. Like, why? Why? So he could fight someone else? For what purpose? To get less buys, and maybe an easier fight?"
Paul's camp is optimistic it can reach a deal with Diaz after increasing the payout for the proposed bout.
"I think he's great, I think it would be a great fight. People would want to see that fight."
Paul has dipped his toes in different sporting realms over the past few years. He fought Floyd Mayweather to a draw in a boxing exhibition in 2021 and lost his only professional boxing bout in a split decision to KSI in 2019.
Diaz is a free agent after his UFC contract expired in 2022. Paul's brother, Jake, offered Diaz a two-fight deal in January that would include a boxing match and then an MMA bout.
Logan Paul will go toe to toe with Seth Rollins this weekend at Wrestlemania 39.