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Drake Curse strikes Nate Diaz as he becomes the fourth UFC alum to fall against Jake Paulย 

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On Saturday, a boxing match between Jake Paul and Nate Diaz was held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The bout was slated to last the full ten rounds. Paul was looking to rebound from his first loss as a professional, which came against Tommy Fury, while Diaz was making his debut in the professional boxing circuit.

“The Problem Child” started off the fight on a high note, delivering a flurry of blows that caused Diaz to become visibly red around the eyes in the very first frame of the fight. In the second round, though, the former lightweight champion of the UFC adapted by rushing in with a high guard in order to close the distance between himself and his opponent.

In rounds 2 and 3, Diaz was unable to deal much damage to his opponent, despite the fact that he had ceased taking damage himself. The man who was born and raised in Stockton made a remarkable comeback in round 4, really dumping it on Paul, who had covered up and was, for the most part, on the defensive.

In the fifth round, “The Problem Child” demonstrated improved footwork, which made it more difficult for Diaz to rush into him with his hands raised. Paul scored the only knockdown of the bout by knocking down Diaz when he tried to lunge in on him with a check towards the end of the round.

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In the fifth and deciding round, Jake Paul finishes off Nate Diaz with a knockout.twitter.com/tFipOrnnzR 461 64

The theme of Nate Diaz trying to close the distance but ending up taking clean shots was repeated in the following two rounds.

The former UFC great, who is famous for his endurance and gas tank, displayed some signs of his old durability in the eighth round when he started hitting clean blows. Even though Diaz was attending the retreat with ‘The Problem Child,’ the Stockton native gave off the impression that she was more interested in showboating and engaging the audience than she was in solving the issue.

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At the very end of the championship round, Nate Diaz puts Jake Paul in a headlock (pic.twitter.com/ZDUiLaomtv 1700 156).
Jake Paul was able to once more shift the fight’s tide in the last round, which resulted in him earning a commanding 98-93 unanimous decision win across all scorecards.

Drake curse strikes Nate Diaz in loss to Jake Paul

It was after Drake’s hometown basketball team, the Toronto Raptors, declared him their global ambassador when the famed curse against the rapper began. Since then, the curse has afflicted other renowned sportsmen, including Conor McGregor, who suffered a defeat at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

As Nate Diaz becomes the fourth UFC competitor to lose to Jake Paul, it would appear that he is the most recent person to fall prey to this curse. Drake had placed a wager of $250,000 on Diaz, which would have resulted in a payment of $1,000,000.

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Drake placed a wager of $250,000 on Nate Diaz to win against Jake Paul. picture taken from Drake’s Twitter account: 1hAlb6lvb9

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Jake Paul has defeated former UFC stars Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley, and Ben Askren in boxing contests in the past. All of these fights ended in a loss for Paul.

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