Reporter gets 'fired' after asking question during Jake Paul and Nate Diaz press conference
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The fighters have been circling each other for two years, tearing strips off each other and exchanging barbs, but a fight in the ring had never actually eventuated... until now.
The pair will finally settle their score once and for all in the octagon on August 5.
The first pre-fight press conference was undoubtedly an odd one, with Jake Paul reducing himself to childish slap games, and an icy stare down that was just a little too intense.
But there was one curly question that left mouths agape, with 'Derrick from Betr Media' trying to set up his own fight.
He directed his question to Diaz and said: "I’m actually a boxer myself and I have been trying to get on this undercard.
"I’m just wondering if you think I could fight your brother, Nick?
Diaz's face was motionless as he considered what he had just heard, before he rounded on poor, foolish Derrick.
"You know my homeboys see you right now. That was stupid, huh? That was stupid," he told the reporter.
Diaz added: "What’s your name?”
The man admitted he was 'definitely pretty nervous right now' and eventually gave the hulk of an Octagon fighter his name and workplace once more.
This time, there was no pause from Diaz. Instead, he went right for the proverbial jugular.
"Hey, Derrick from Betr Media, you’re a stupid a** motherf**ker," he said.
"The f**k? You deserve to have your a*s whipped."
That was when YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul interjected.
It turns out the smackdown for Derrick from Betr Media wasn't coming from Diaz at all, but actually Paul himself.
"He works for my company. I’ll handle that later," he told the press conference.
He then turned to apologise to Nate and to seal Derrick from Betr Media's fate.
"I’m sorry about that Nate. I’ll fire him later."
He added: "Derrick, shut up. Shut up."
Derrick quickly mumbled 'alright, sorry', before taking his seat once again.
What a strange moment in the sun chosen by Derrick from Betr Media.
At least he went out in a blaze of glory doing what he loved.