Jake Paul has to strip down to his underwear as he takes on Nate Diaz for his bout in The Problem Child, which weighs in at 185 pounds
- Jake Paul and Nate Diaz will wrap up the conversation Saturday night at the AA Center in Dallas
- The pre-fight press conference ended in a scuffle between their security forces
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Jake Paul weighed 185 pounds ahead of his fight with UFC icon Nate Diaz on Saturday night in Dallas.
Ahead of the weigh-in ceremony later today, Paul spoke “on the money,” as he put it on Twitter.
The catch weight for the boxing match – the first of Diaz’s career – was set at 185 pounds. Paul had to undress to ensure he could withstand the weight.
Diaz weighed after Paul and came in 0.1 pounds lighter at 184.9 – which ensured that things continued as they should ahead of tomorrow’s fight.
The pre-fight press conference ended in chaos Thursday as Paul and Diaz squared off in Dallas and a violent brawl broke out between the two rivals’ teams.
Jake Paul weighed 185 pounds ahead of his fight with UFC icon Nate Diaz on Saturday in Dallas
Nate Diaz, who will make his professional boxing debut on Saturday, weighed 184.9 pounds
It’s unclear what sparked the scuffle, but Diaz appeared to have been speaking to Paul’s manager, Nakisa Bidarian, on the stage at the American Airlines Center.
The YouTube star-turned-boxer’s security stepped in and crowded around the couple before one employee pushed another, sparking an all-out brawl.
Punches were thrown but both boxers managed to dodge them and Paul even turned his back on the melee and shouted something to the crowd.
On Saturday, Diaz will set foot in the boxing ring for the first time. The former UFC star defeated Tony Ferguson in his last MMA streak at UFC 279 last year.
‘The Problem Child’ enters the fray after suffering the first loss of his brief professional career when he lost to Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia in February.
Jake Paul is guaranteed to make $2 million against Diaz. According to multiple reports, a win over the former UFC star will net him $5 million.
In his last fight, the 26-year-old revealed he had earned $30 million from the showdown in Saudi Arabia.
As for Diaz, the former welterweight star is guaranteed $500,000, but a win over Paul would net Diaz $1 million.