Nate Diaz makes furious Jake Paul exclaim ‘Jesus Christ!’ as he walks off in the middle of wild press conference that saw the YouTube star fire one of his employees on the spot for making an outrageous threat
- Nate Diaz walks out of wild press conference
- Jake Paul visibly annoyed by former UFC fighter
- Journalist threatens to beat up Diaz’s brother
UFC icon Nate Diaz has made Jake Paul exclaim ‘Jesus Christ!’ by abruptly walking out of their chaotic press conference ahead of their blockbuster boxing bout on August 5 in Texas.
Diaz, 38, will be making his professional boxing debut against the former YouTuber – who suffered the first defeat of his career against Tommy Fury back in February.
In a bizarre press conference at American Airlines Arena, an agitated Diaz stood up at one point and walked off the stage without explanation, leaving Paul bewildered.
‘Is this man leaving?’ asked Paul incredulously.
Press conference moderator Ariel Helwani informed Paul that Diaz was taking a bathroom break.
Nate Diaz has infuriated Jake Paul (pictured) by abruptly walking out of their press conference, ahead of their blockbuster boxing bout on August 5
‘Jesus Christ!’ said Paul.
‘I’ve never seen anything like it.’
The other headline-making moment of the afternoon came when a member of the media, and aspiring boxer, threatened to beat up Diaz’s brother Nick.
‘Nate, I’m actually a boxer myself and I have been trying to get on this undercard,’ said the reporter.
‘I’m just wondering if you think I could fight your brother, Nick? If he’s anything like you I think I’d beat his f***ing a**.’
Diaz, who is not one to back down from a street fight, glared at the reporter.
‘You know my homeboys see you right now,’ he told the reporter.
A member of the media threatened to beat up Nate Diaz’s brother Nick – an accomplished MMA star – during the press conference
Diaz is the latest MMA veteran to confront the former YouTuber in the boxing ring
‘That was stupid, huh? That was stupid. What’s your name?’
The reporter replied that he was ‘Derrick from Betr Media’.
Diaz pulled no punches with his reply.
‘Hey, Derrick from Betr Media, you’re a stupid a** motherf*****,’ he said.
‘The f***? You deserve to have your a** whipped.’
Jake Paul cut in to say he was going to ‘fire’ the reporter.
‘He works for my company. I’ll handle that later. I’m sorry about that Nate,’ Paul told the press conference.
‘I’ll fire him later. Derrick, shut up. Derrick, shut up.’
It turns out Betr Media is Jake Paul’s betting company, and Paul wasn’t happy with the reporter’s remarks.
Diaz (pictured fighting Conor McGregor) believes he will beat the celebrity boxer
‘He works for my company,’ explained Paul.
‘I’ll handle that later. I’m sorry about that Nate.
‘I’ll fire him later.’
Both fighters predicted victory, with Paul saying he’ll win in four rounds and Diaz saying he’ll win in 10.
‘Well it’s an eight-round fight,’ Paul was quick to point out.
Paul has already beaten veterans Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley twice and Ben Askren inside the ring, with Diaz being the fourth MMA fighter he has taken on.