Dana White praises Nate Diaz for his performance after Jake Paul’s loss: UFC will ‘always be Nate Diaz’s house’

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LAS VEGAS — UFC President Dana White was very complimentary about Nate Diaz’s efforts during a boxing loss to Jake Paul.

White, who spoke to reporters, including MMA Junkie, after the conclusion of DWCS 57, gave his first reaction on Saturday’s boxing bout, in which former UFC star Diaz lost a unanimous decision at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, to Paul.

“For a kid pushing 40 years old fighting a guy four weight classes bigger than him in boxing and two in MMA and going the distance at his age against a 20-f*cking-something-year-old kid, so far, he’s fared the best,” White said at the UFC Apex. “He looked good. “I’m happy for him.”

Diaz, a former UFC fighter who left in 2022, expressed his gratitude for the promotion he received during the fight week of the boxing match. Diaz has said that he plans to return at some point after his departure.

White was largely noncommittal when asked about a possible reunion. However, he did say that the company is still very appreciative of Diaz’s achievements.

We feel the same about Nate. White replied, “We always have.” “I’ve always made jokes about dealing with Diaz Brothers. You can see them now. In 20 years, everyone will still remember and discuss these two fighters. Nate will always call this home. Nate grew here. He was on “The Ultimate Fighter.” He fought the biggest fights in history here. We love him. This is his home forever. I don’t think we will ever fight again. We’ll see.”

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