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“You Guys Buy Bellator”: Jake Paul Teasing Big Announcement In PFL Kit Draws Wild Speculations From Fans

Published 11/18/2023, 3:12 PM EST

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Jake Paul is anything but over in the combat realm. The influencer-turned-boxer is powering through his combat career. His next avenue to rule? The PFL. Ahead of his December fight, Paul told the world that he had something big unraveling in his camp, and in days to come the announcement would be relayed.

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On the 15th of December, Jake Paul will enter the ring against professional boxer, Andre August. This will be the MVP founder’s third fight for 2023. In February this year, he registered his career’s first loss against British boxer, Tommy Fury. Within 6 months, he would enter the ring yet again. This time against the UFC fame, Nate Diaz. Paul emerged and redeemed himself through a unanimous decision in the Dallas fight. Now, with just weeks left for the August fight, Paul has begun outlining his next combat stint.

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If anything, ‘Problem Child’ is a fighter of great gumption. He has strategically placed himself as the disruptor of the combat space with each fight he’s undertaken. While he has continuously come under fire for being someone who’s not trained traditionally for the sport, he has put off his critics by just moving ahead with his fights. Now, in similar attempts, he has bagged a PFL deal. 

In the last few months, the Professional Fighters League (PFL) has inked some high-profile deals. Leading this movement is Jake Paul. As soon as the Diaz fight elapsed, talks about a rematch in MMA format surfaced. While Paul was all set to move on, Diaz insisted on a boxing rematch. The back-and-forth came in the backdrop of Problem Child signing a deal with the PFL in early 2023. As per sources, he will headline a PFL fight in early 2024.


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26-year-old Paul inked a 2-phase exclusive collaboration with the promotions company to become the first fighter in its novice PPV division. Later on, notable fighters like Francis Ngannou, Amanda Serrano, and Kayla Harrison would also join this mission to revamp the MMA ecosystem by offering fighters 50% revenue shares. With Jake Paul’s recent X post, fans have chimed in to gauge the realities of the “big news”. 

Fans question Problem Child’s big news

Jake Paul’s nickname perfectly captures his presence in the combat sphere. Problem Child has been the scourge of criticism ever since he stepped into the ring. Now, with his venture into the cage, the moniker continues to move along with him.

A fan asked Paul to delete the picture as they believed he was a disgrace to the MMA culture.

However, another fan doubled down on his efforts to move into the next format of combat. The fan rallied for a Diaz fight.

A fan implored if Paul had an Olympics announcement to make. Sarcasm? Hopes? Hard to tell!

Recently there have been talks about PFL acquiring Bellator MMA. The promotions company is owned by Viacom and reports have suggested that the former has most certainly struck a deal to take it over. A fan highlighted the change that such an acquisition would herald.

Another fan echoed the question that most of Paul’s fans have. Will Paul now headline MMA?


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Jake Paul today stands as a force of nature. His relentless efforts to push the capacity of combat to its highest extent is a case study itself. Will he be able to transform the realm with his revolutionary ideas? Only time will tell.


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Written by:

Mohammed Shafiulla


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My affinity toward combat sports began when Dad would spend late nights watching reruns of famous Indian wrestlers battling it out in WWE. But with years, having lost touch with the sport, I found an opportunity to be a part of it yet again, and this time even contribute toward it through my writing. Hello! I am Mohammed Shafiulla R.
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