Nate Diaz left Jake Paul's fight with Tyron Woodley early as he was 'bored' – but team-mate pays YouTuber respect

NATE DIAZ left Jake Paul's rematch with Tyron Woodley before the bell even sounded – because he was 'bored'.

The UFC veteran was ringside in Florida to watch his training partner Chris Avila beat Anthony Taylor, a former sparring partner of Paul's.

In the night's headliner, the YouTuber brutally knocked out former UFC champion Woodley, but Diaz was not there to see it.

Avila, 28, told Helen Yee: “I think Jake Paul is a decent fighter, but we actually didn’t stick around for the fight.

“I think Nate and the guys were getting bored and wanted to bounce. So we took off before the Jake Paul fight."

Diaz, 36, and Jorge Masvidal, 37, were both called out by Paul, 24, after the stunning KO.

But according to Avila, his long-time team-mate has 'no interest' in fighting the social media sensation anyway.

He said: “[Paul] had security guards trying to keep Nate away.

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"I think he probably thought Nate was going to call him out or something, but he has no interest in fighting him.

“He hasn’t really earned that fight yet. Nate’s the star and I think that’s why they put us in the front row, they had his podcast guys behind him, which was a little weird.

“You’d think they would have put their friends in front of us but they put them behind us like they were trying to build a fight, so we didn’t want to stick around and watch.”

Paul was set to face Tommy Fury, 22, until the British former reality TV star pulled out with a broken rib and chest infection.

Woodley, 39 then signed as a late replacement but was knocked out in the rematch, just three months after losing on points.

He now joins YouTuber 'AnEsonGib', ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Askren, 37, on Paul's KO list.

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