Jake Paul responds to Nate Diaz’s defeat by Leon Edwards at UFC 263

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Jake Paul wasted no time in vowing to knock out Nate Diaz after the UFC veteran was beaten by Leon Edwards.

Diaz was dominated by the Brit until the final minute when a left hand rocked Edwards and forced him to cling on for the remainder of the bout.

And after Edwards was announced as the winner by all three judges, Paul took his shot, tweeting: "I will knock out Nate Diaz after I knock out Woodley."

Paul is scheduled to take on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on August 28 in his fourth professional fight.

The YouTube star has so far accumulated stoppage victories over fellow social media star AnEsonGib, former NBA star Nate Robinson and former MMA stand-out Ben Askren.

Jake Paul wants to fight Nate Diaz
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He will face the toughest test of his career against Woodley despite the former champion losing the final four fights of his UFC career.

But Paul has already set his sights on taking on Diaz who has now lost three of his last four fights in the UFC.

Following his defeat by Edwards, Diaz said: "I had a hard time getting going all day today, all month long.

"I got a cut in training a month ago, I had a really good flow going in training and it slowed my whole momentum down

"Congratulations to Leon, I wish I'd taken his ass the f*** out."

Paul will likely have to wait until Diaz is out of contract with the UFC if he is to have any hope of luring him into the boxing ring.

But he has long spoken of his plan to fight one half of the Diaz brothers – before taking on Conor McGregor.

"I think people will immediately write me off but they're going to tune into watch," Paul told ESPN after beating Askren.

"It's two massive names and it's a massive pay-per-view. When people see me obliterate him, their jaws are going to drop, they're not going to know how to react and they're going to think it's rigged again.

"At that moment in time, I'll be undeniable to fight Conor McGregor because I beat the guy who beat him.

"The Jake Paul vs Conor fight is a massive fight so I'm like why wait? I don't need to be in this sport forever, I don't need 100 fights so why wait, let's do it right away."

Paul has started his training camp for his clash with Woodley having watched his brother Logan take Floyd Mayweather the eight-round distance last weekend.

And the 24-year-old is confident the veteran UFC champion will go the same way as his previous opponents.

"You're going down in one round just like your best friend [Askren]," he said when the rivals faced off earlier this month.

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