Nate Diaz and his team left Jake Paul’s pre-Christmas fight with Tyron Woodley early because they “got bored” of what they were seeing.
YouTube star Paul knocked out former UFC welterweight champion Woodley in their rematch on December 18, but Diaz was not there to see it.
The UFC star was there to support his longtime friend and teammate Chris Avila on the undercard in Tampa, Fla., As he fought Paul’s training partner Anthony Taylor.
Paul immediately called Diaz as well as Jorge Masvidal for a fight, but the UFC fan favorite was not present at the time.
And Jake Shields revealed the real reason for their early departure, insisting it was only because they felt they had seen enough.
“I think Jake Paul is a decent fighter, but we actually didn’t stick around,” he told the reporter. Helene Yee. “I think Nate and the guys were bored and wanted to bounce back.
“So we took off before the Jake Paul fight.
“[Paul] had a security guard trying to keep Nate away, I think he probably thought Nate was going to call him or something, but he has no interest in fighting him.
“He hasn’t really deserved this fight yet. Nate is the star and I think that’s why they put us in the front row, they had his podcast guys behind him, which was kinda weird.
“You would think they would have put their friends in front of us, but they put them behind us like they were trying to build a fight, so we didn’t want to stay and watch.”
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Although he has been repeatedly called out by Paul, Diaz played down the internet star’s comments by asking to be friends with him and his brother Logan.
“I’m a real fighter of the real fighting game so don’t trip so hard when you see me guys let’s just be friends that’s good,” he wrote.
And UFC boss Dana White has decided to end any discussion of Paul meeting his fighters in the ring.
“You notice he wants to fight everyone who is not in his weight class, guys who are older and all those other *** bulls.”
“Go get a boxer. Go bang somebody else’s leg, you idiot.