After a brutal knockout win over Tyron Woodley in December, Jake Paul seemed to have a lot of possibilities for his next fight.
Former boxing world champion Julio Cesar Chaver Jr has been predicted to battle the social media frenzy, who has even been called out by current cruiserweight champion Mairis Briedis in an unusual manner.
Despite this, Jake has been linked to a move away from boxing and towards Mixed Martial Arts, with Bellator offering an open invitation. The 24-year-old has also received an offer from Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle Fight Club, which he appears willing to accept.
In the midst of all the buzz about his MMA switch, Jake has mentioned that Khabib appears to be ready to aid him with training, but the YouTuber wants to take it a step further.
Jake instantly received an invitation from Khabib, who indicated that the doors of his promotion are “always open” to Jake and his team after hinting that his switch from boxing to MMA was actually happening and that he’d likely fight at Middleweight.
The YouTuber swiftly reacted, suggesting that they could make a deal, but with a condition of his own. “That’s a bargain,” Jake said, “but only if I fight you first.”
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Many fans were quick to point out that if the two ever met inside the Octagon, it wouldn’t last long, and it wouldn’t be nice for Jake.
Aside from the experience difference, Khabib also quit from MMA in mid-2021 and hasn’t even attempted a comeback since. The fight is unlikely to take place, but it has sparked the curiosity of some.
Jake Paul Confirms MMA Debut While Hinting At Conor McGregor Bout
Jake Paul has more or less ‘confirmed’ his MMA debut after disclosing what weight class he’ll fight in, as well as hinting that a fight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor may be on the way.
Jake Paul was ecstatic after having a fantastic year in 2021. He not only defeated Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley in their first fights, but he also defeated the latter in a rematch, making his professional boxing record 5 – 0. There has been much speculation as to who he will face next. He’s been connected to matches with the likes of Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, and even UFC great Jorge Masvidal.
“That’s what all UFC fighters do, and many have destroyed their bodies and minds doing it”. He eventually opted against it since he wanted to put his health first. Instead, he has come up with a new idea. “I’m going do it at middleweight,” which is quite a bit higher at 185. “Health first.”