Nate Diaz Favored Against Jake Paul

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Don Shapiro
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Nate Diaz’s UFC career has come to a close following this past Saturday's UFC279 win, but we probably haven’t seen the last of the Stockton native.

sportsbetting-baseball-2022.png has updated its Diaz boxing odds for a potential bout against Jake Paul and Diaz is now coming in at -200 odds.

Back in late June, Diaz surfaced as a -250 favorite (Paul +175). While Diaz is still favored against the YouTuber turned boxer, the odds have moved in favor of the underdog.

Fight Odds

Jake Paul +150

Nate Diaz -200

The 37-year-old Diaz (21-13) finished his current UFC contract by choking out fellow veteran Tony Ferguson (25-9) Saturday night.

"At the end of the day, I love the UFC,” Diaz said. “I feel like I’ve had the longest career in the UFC, and I’ve had the most successful one out of everybody.”

Diaz has already announced plans to start his own promotional company outside the UFC.

For his part, Paul has partnered up to start a new microsportsbetting company called Betr.

Paul's business partner in the venture, Joey Levy, is the co-founder of Simplebet, the B2B technology company that has pioneered micro-betting on U.S. sports by building the machine learning and automation infrastructure to enable this new form of betting to exist at scale. 

"I co-founded Simplebet to simplify the sports betting user experience – to reconsider why sports betting products felt uninterpretable to the casual fan who had never bet on sports before," said Levy, Founder and CEO of Betr. "In doing so, we discovered that the technology required to enable a scalable micro-betting platform around the moments that drive U.S. sports did not yet exist, given the global market's focus was on soccer, a fluid sport without a natural start and stop cadence. So we decided to build it ourselves at Simplebet; however, years later, the user experience remains unintuitive for a mass market consumer."

"I wasn't into sports betting until I was introduced to micro-betting," said Jake Paul, Founder and President of Betr. "Micro-betting is the TikTok-ification of sports betting and I am excited to bring it to the masses through Betr. We are in this for the long haul and are focused on doing things the right way. We are getting licensed state-by-state, adhering to each state's regulatory framework while advocating for important consumer protections and responsible gambling. We want to be the category defining consumer company in both sports betting and sports media by the end of the decade and are confident we will achieve that goal."

- Don Shapiro,

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