‘I Have Definitely Not Seen His Toughness’: Former UFC Fighter Contradicts Himself While Assessing Jake Paul and Logan Paul

Published 04/06/2021, 11:27 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Jake Paul is one of the hottest topics in boxing right now. Whether you agree or disagree with his involvement in the sport, everyone has an opinion about ‘The Problem Child’. One of the biggest questions asked about Paul has been his fighting spirit.

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Paul has only fought a YouTuber and a former NBA player in his career. Therefore, many critics are skeptical whether the internet sensation will have what it takes to beat former MMA champion, Ben Askren.

And now, former UFC superstar Chael Sonnen has made a contradictory analysis of Paul.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 23: Chael Sonnen interacts with fans and media during the UFC press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The 29-15-1 MMA fighter spoke on his own YouTube channel and said, “I do not believe he is the best or the toughest. I have definitely not seen his toughness because he hasn’t needed to, I will concede. But I also haven’t seen overwhelming skill. I haven’t seen a whole lot of skill at all.”

These comments showed Sonnen was one of the many questioning Paul. However, he then added, “I can tell he’s working hard. I’m seeing enough with his feints. I can also tell, and you guys never like it when I say this, but it’s true. The Paul brothers are legit tough guys. I know that bothers you, but they are.”

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What can we make Chael Sonnen’s analysis of Jake Paul?

These comments from Sonnen will confuse fans. At first, ‘The American Gangster’ clearly questioned Paul’s ability. However, in the next sentence, he credited both the brothers for their toughness. So, what should fans make of these comments?

It may be a case of Sonnen pointing out that although Jake Paul is not an absolute rookie, he is still not on the level of an experienced campaigner like Askren.

While many have discredited Paul completely, Sonnen believes he is not as bad as people make him out to be.

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If this is the case, then Sonnen has tipped Askren to beat Paul on April 17. However, going by his comments, he believes it will be a closer fight than what some have predicted.

What do you make of this contradictory analysis from Chael Sonnen?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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