Jake Paul opens up as a big betting favorite on Nate Diaz for a potential boxing match
If Jake Paul vs. Nate Diaz is next, oddsmakers don’t like Diaz’s chances.
After his unanimous decision, victory over the former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva On Saturday, Paul opened as one of the sizable betting favorites on Diaz in a potential boxing showdown. In quota published on the weekend by Bet online, the 25-year-old viral star immediately placed himself as a 2-1 (-260) favorite to defeat Diaz, while the 37-year-old former UFC fighter opened with a +200 underdog. This means that a bettor would have to bet a whopping $ 260 on Paul just to make a $ 100 profit.
Paul (6-0, 4 KOs) has now defeated a trio of former MMA champions early in his boxing career, having been knocked out earlier Ben Askren And Tyron Woodley prior to his decision to win over Silva at Glendale, Ariz. Paul retired at the end of a competitive fight against “The Spider” and even took down the UFC legend in the eighth round of the bout.
Diaz, 37, has long been a target of Paul. The former UFC star was in attendance for Paul vs. Silva and he also had a backstage fight with Paul’s team. Diaz is currently a free agent after completing his UFC contract with a win Tony Ferguson to UFC 279.
“Nate Diaz was here acting like a ***,” Paul told Saturday at the post-fight press conference for the Paul vs. Silva. “Everyone wants that fight. He tried to fight the people in the corridor. Nate, stop fighting people for free. Let’s do it in the ring. I know you’re a little slow, man, but that’s okay, we can make that fight happen.
Check out the updated odds of Paul vs. Diaz below.
- Jake Paul: -260 (5/13)
- Nate Diaz: +200 (2/1)
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