- A heated face-off between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz descends into an unsightly brawl at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
- Paul claims the instigator of the brawl, a member of Diaz's team, ended up in hospital needing stitches, highlighting the contradictions in their assault claim.
- With a combined earnings potential of $7 million from their forthcoming fight, both competitors stand to make a substantial payday.
In an unexpected turn of events, the heated standoff between internet sensation-turned-boxer Jake Paul, aged 26, and 38-year-old UFC veteran Nate Diaz, erupted into a tumultuous ruckus. The showdown transpired as a precursor to the much-anticipated boxing match set for this weekend at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Post the intense face-off, a cascade of verbal exchanges between their respective teams led to an alarming escalation. Things took a physical turn, and what started as a mere shove eventually snowballed into a full-blown fracas. A member from Diaz's entourage appeared to instigate the brawl with an unsuccessful punch, only to be reciprocated with a few blows.
Paul stated on Twitter that the initial aggressor was subsequently hospitalized, needing stitches. He further suggested that Diaz's team initiated an assault claim via email, lambasting their claim as absurd given they were the first to resort to physical aggression. The internet superstar derided the "fake gangsters" for their contradictory behavior.
He didn't stop there. Paul further criticized Diaz's team for its audacity to threaten the co-founder of MVPs, a crucial partner in their journey. He reproached them for the unwarranted swing at his team, before finally quipping about serving them a "three-piece and a biscuit" – slang for landing three punches followed by a knockout. The YouTube sensation signed off, warning that it was time for Diaz's team to step down.
Financially, the impending fight is set to bring both competitors a tidy sum. Paul and Diaz are projected to bag a combined total of $7 million. Paul, also a former Disney actor, is guaranteed $2 million but stands a chance to bag up to $5 million with a victory. On the other hand, Diaz will assuredly pocket a cool $500,000.
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