Brawl Breaks Out Between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz Camps During Press Conference

The two will face off in a 10-round boxing match in Dallas on August 5.

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A physical altercation erupted between the camps for Jake Paul and Nate Diaz during Thursday's press conference for their upcoming fight.

The two were exchanging words prior to the face-off photo op when Diaz started engaging with Paul's mild-mannered manager Nakisa Bidarian. When the former UFC fighter got incredibly close to Bidarian, their respective security guards stepped in. One guard shoved another and a brawl ensued.

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— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) August 3, 2023
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Here are two additional clips from different vantage points filmed by those in attendance:

Jake Paul’s bodyguard was fed up with Nate Diaz talking shit and instead of securing the situation he tried to get a piece of Nate. Lolol #PaulDiaz

— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) August 3, 2023
Twitter: @AndreasHale

Nate Diaz and Jake Paul’s teams got into a brawl after their faceoff 😳 #PaulDiaz

— (@MMAFighting) August 3, 2023
Twitter: @MMAFighting

Tensions were already high prior to the brawl, especially after Derek from Betr Media was given the mic and capped off his apology by declaring that he "can't wait to watch Nate knock you the fuck out."

According to Sporting News senior writer Andreas Hale, Derek was held back by Paul's father.

I was sitting behind the Betr dude that Nate Diaz invited to the stage for an ass whooping. Jake Paul’s dad rescued him from a fundamental sound beat down. Just a wild scene. #PaulDiaz

— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) August 3, 2023
Twitter: @AndreasHale

Jake Paul returns to the ring for the first time since his split decision loss to Tyson Fury in February. It was his first loss in seven matches. After posting a 22-13-0 mixed martial career record, Diaz will make his boxing debut.

The two will square off in a 10-round bout in Dallas on Saturday.

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