MMA Champ Offers to Train Jake Paul as Talks of UFC Debut Continue

Published 12/21/2021, 9:00 AM EST


Jake Paul ended 2021 on a high note with a stellar knockout win over Tyron Woodley last Saturday. This was undoubtedly the YouTuber’s biggest win to date, because Woodley was his toughest opponent. With this win, there is also wild news spreading about Jake Paul’s UFC debut and more.

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For now, this just seems to be a rumor. However, Paul shares a rivalry with many UFC fighters and he’s keen on squaring off with them. Also, a lot of casual fans wish to see ‘The Problem Child’ transfer his prowess to the MMA side, as there are some noteworthy opponents for him.

Despite that, Paul hasn’t quite opened up on making his MMA debut soon. But recently, AJ McKee, Bellator featherweight champ, offered to train Jake Paul for a prospective MMA contest.

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Speaking with TMZ Sports, he said, “He better come train with me. But he could do good, you know, I mean I feel like anybody that has a mindset and sets their mind on achieving a goal.”

“You know the mind is very powerful thing so, if he want to do it he can do it. I think he’s already shown his skills and what he can do in boxing, so if he wants to take it to a different lane, why not?”

After his impeccable win over Woodley, Paul called out UFC elites like Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. ‘The Problem Child’ is interested in fighting them, but it seems unlikely that he’ll go in the MMA vertical to take them on.

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Not just the UFC fighters, but Jake Paul also shares a rivalry with the UFC supremo, Dana White.

Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley fight at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

From time to time, Paul opened up on fighters having less pay in the UFC for which he lashed out at White frequently.

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Citing that, it seems unlikely that the Ohio native will go to the UFC, no matter how big the rivalry he has with its fighters. Instead, he’ll look to settle his rivalry inside the boxing ring.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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