Highlights: Jake Paul drops Nate Diaz, wins clear decision

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Jake Paul won a clear decision over a very tough but boxing-overmatched Nate Diaz tonight, taking wide unanimous scores in Dallas.

Paul won the fight on scores of 97-92, 98-91, and 98-91. Bad Left Hook also unofficially had the fight 98-91 for Paul, who improves to 7-1 (4 KO) with the victory, with Diaz dropping his boxing debut.

Though there was a good bit of trash talk in the build-up to the fight, there were no unruly shenanigans in the bout, and the two showed respect for one another after.

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“He’s tough, he’s real tough. That’s what he’s known for. But tough in this sport doesn’t work,” Paul said. “I knocked him down, won basically every round, but he’s a warrior. I had him hurt in the first round, he kept on coming. No one’s taken that much damage. Going 10 rounds in my eighth fight, it’s unheard of (Editor’s note: No, it isn’t).”

Paul reiterated that he would fight Diaz in a PFL bout in mixed martial arts. Diaz didn’t confirm, but didn’t say he’s not interested.

“I had the single leg in the first and the choke in the ninth, so I already won that battle,” Diaz joked. “He’s tough and he’s big. I wish I could have done better, but some shit didn’t happen the way I wanted it to, but it’s all good. He won this one. It’s good. I’ll fight anybody, I don’t give a fuck.”

Diaz said he’ll do MMA or boxing, but that he is “down with” the Paul rematch in MMA. “I’m glad I had a worthy opponent, someone who did something outside of boxing and in boxing. I think he’s done a great job.”

Paul said he will have options if his next fight is in boxing instead of an MMA fight with Diaz.

“There’s a lot of names,” he said. “Tommy Fury rematch, I’m gonna try to get that back. I’m a new fighter. I’m ready for that. But I’m just happy with this win.”

Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz highlights

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