Jake Paul pulled up to American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday night in a military tank. The YouTuber-turned-boxer is set to take on UFC star Nate Diaz in a 10-round cruiserweight bout at the end of the night.
In videos circulating online, Paul can be seen riding into the venue while sitting on the top of a tank. Paul enters the fight with a 6-1-0 boxing record, winning four of those bouts by knockout. He suffered his first loss by a split decision to Tommy Fury in February.
Jake Paul Weighs In For Nate Diaz Fight
â€œI think the loss actually made me more relatable, because for some reason people think of celebrities as not humans,â€ Paul told ESPN of his loss to Fury. â€œIf anything, itâ€™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.â€
As for Saturday nightâ€™s fight, Most Valuable Promotions co-founder Nakisa Bidarian told ESPNâ€™s Marc Raimondi that Paul â€œmay retire if he loses to Nate Diaz.â€ â€œHis boxing career is on the line, in terms of being one of the top three or four guys in the entire sport globally,â€ Bidarian told the outlet. â€œI think if he was to lose, heâ€™d just go to being another prospect thatâ€™s coming up in the ring.â€
Jake Paul Arrives In A Tank
As for whatâ€™s next for Paul, back in May he suggested taking on Conor McGregor if he beats Nate Diaz. â€œI see a roadmap where I knock out Nate and then go to Conor McGregor,â€ Paul told ESPN in May. â€œ[I can] do what Conor couldnâ€™t do â€” knock out Nate. And then thatâ€™ll be the biggest fight in combat sports that could possibly be made, is me versus Conor.â€