Massive ‘full on’ brawl breaks out at Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz press conference
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Jake Paul and Nate Diaz aren't set to go head-to-head until this weekend, but their respective teams apparently couldn't wait for the action to get started when they faced off at a pre-fight press conference.
The two fighters met on stage today (3 August) to promote their 10-round bout which is set to take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday (5 August), and wasted no time in showing off their muscles for the crowd gathered to watch.
It's unclear exactly what started the brawl, but footage from the press conference shows one man pushing another on the stage, and before long all hell broke loose as almost every member of the each team got involved.
Paul stayed out of the way as more and more team members got involved, eventually breaking out into an applause as people tried to step in to break things up.
Knowing that the fight that matters isn't set to take place until Saturday, the teams eventually went their separate ways and headed off the stage in opposite directions.
Hopefully they'll all be able to maintain the peace long enough to actually make it to the fight on Saturday, where Paul will attempt to bounce back from his loss to Tommy Fury in February.
Speaking to ESPN ahead of the upcoming bout, Paul said: "I think the loss actually made me more relatable, because for some reason people think of celebrities as not humans. If anything, it's grown my fan base and given me the opportunity to come back, and people see now how serious I am about it, doubling down now after a loss."
Paul is hopeful a win against Diaz will set him on a new path, saying: "I see a roadmap where I knock out Nate and then go to Conor McGregor. [I can] do what Conor couldn't do - knock out Nate."
Diaz won his first fight against McGregor, and has more than 15 years of experience in the UFC.
With that in mind, he obviously won't go down without one hell of a fight - much more than the one displayed at the press conference.
"I'm talking about real boss s**t," the fighter told ESPN. "And that was my plan the whole time. And that's part of being the best fighter in the world. No one's going to tell me what to do."