The recent boxing clash between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz disappointed many – including Eddie Hearn, who believes Paul’s skillset is far from the level yet. From the business standpoint, the event did great, and both fighters secured large fortunes; however, Hearn and many others were not so impressed with the performances.
Diaz’s toughness impressed many; he displayed grit till the last round and refused to quit when he was knocked down and brutally hit in some of the rounds. Jake Paul and Nate Diaz may now square off for an MMA rematch, Paul has offered Diaz $10 million dollars to fight in the PFL, and it will be very interesting to see how that plays out in the near future.
Eddie Hearn on Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz
In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Eddie Hearn shared his honest opinion on Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz and explained why the match was ‘awful’. “It was awful,” Hearn said, as quoted by mmamania.com. “Don’t get me wrong, the event was unbelievable.
You (Ariel Helwani) did a great job. Brilliant. But when you’re talking about — you know MMA like the back of your hand. I know boxing like the back of my hand, and I’m watching that like (face in his hands), ‘This is so bad.’ The reason that Nate didn’t get stopped is that Jake didn’t have the ability.
He doesn’t know how to break a fighter down, cut off the ring, beat him up, and stop him. But I give my props to Nate: super tough. Super tough. But you’re talking about low, low level in terms of standard. We have something in the U.K called an area title, which is in a specific radius — it’s kind of like a state title, these guys wouldn’t win a state title — that’s the level they’re fighting at.
Hearn further said: “But listen, props to Nate, he definitely didn’t have ability, but what he did have was grit. But Jake just doesn’t have the ability or the experience to break someone down and stop them.
And I was convinced he would”.