Earlier this year, Paul signed a deal with the PFL (Professional Fighters League), a rival promotion to the UFC. Paul is yet to make his MMA debut but has long eyed Diaz as a potential opponent.
Diaz last fought in MMA in September 2022, submitting Tony Ferguson before leaving the UFC. His bout with Paul marked his boxing debut, while Paul is 7-1 as a professional boxer. The 26-year-old holds wins over ex-UFC stars Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren.
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