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Jake Paul is scheduled to handle MMA legend Anderson Silva in a boxing match the following month, but he apparently already has his next opponent at heart.
Paul told TMZ Sports he expects to fight former UFC star Nate Diaz after his Oct. 29 bout against Silva.
“100 percent, 100 percent,” Paul said when asked about Diaz. “I’ll slap the Stockton out of him.”
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Diaz is coming off a fourth-round submission victory over Tony Ferguson earlier this Saturday in the primary event of UFC 279. It had been the final fight on his UFC contract, and he expressed a need to test his hand at boxing during his time from the business.
Paul, who hasn’t fought since last December, isn’t looking past Silva, calling him a “crazy tough opponent” who he respects.