Eddie Hearn predicts Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz

Eddie Hearn explains why he believes Nate Diaz won't win against Jake Paul.

by Aryan Lakhani
Eddie Hearn predicts Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz has been a part of a lot of sparring sessions lately, and some of the clips are out there on various social media platforms. Based on the clips, MMA/boxing experts and fans have had a lot to say; some believe that he has a very poor form and will be absolutely battered in his match against Jake Paul.

Regis Prograis is one of those who had positives to say about Nate Diaz; he believes Diaz is tough and has great hand movement. Eddie Hearn thinks quite the opposite and is not very confident of Nate Diaz’s striking abilities.

Eddie Hearn on Nate Diaz’s boxing abilities

Eddie Hearn was the recent guest invited on The MMA Hour; on his time with Ariel Helwani, he shared his thoughts on Nate Diaz’s sparring footage and predicted the outcome of the highly anticipated boxing/MMA crossover.

“I watched clips of Nate Diaz hit pads, I think I might’ve even told you, and I was like [staring blankly, open-mouthed],” Hearn said as quoted by mmafighting.com. “You know that it’s going to be a mismatch against Jake Paul, don’t you?”.

Hearn further said: “I know you love Nate Diaz, and I love him. Listen, I’ve only met him a couple times — what a gent. But for it to be a mismatch against Jake Paul? Yes [he’s getting smoked]”.

“You can see people hit pads and you know whether they can [box],” Hearn predicts the match: “From what I saw, maybe you [Helwani] against Nate is a 50-50. But we can have a friendly bet on that fight, and I’ll give you odds.

I don’t know what the actual line is, because you guys do things a little bit different over here, but I’ll give you 3-to-1 on Nate Diaz if you want it. “It won’t go four [rounds], I mean, listen, unless it’s all a bit of a bluff by Nate, what I saw. Maybe”.

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