‘I Googled What’s PEDs’- Jake Paul Responds to Georges St-Pierre’s Coach Accusing Him

Published 08/24/2021, 8:20 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


Jake Paul, who is gearing up to face the former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, recently appeared for an interview on the first episode of ‘The Pain Game’, hosted by Brian Davis (aka True Geordie). In the episode, he responded to Firas Zahabi accusing him of using PEDs.

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‘The Problem Child’ talked about various kinds of stuff on the show, including his matchup against Woodley, on becoming a fighter, Conor McGregor, etc. When Davis asked him about his reaction to GSP’s coach accusing him of using performance enhancers, the YouTuber turned boxer calmly gave his response.

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“I look at (it) as a compliment, right? These MMA guys are running out of excuses on why their guys are losing,” Jake told Davis. “And to make a claim like that out of nowhere just shows. He should be embarrassed.”

Jake then revealed how his manager texted him one morning about those comments. “So I literally swiped my phone up, went to safari, and I googled, ‘what’s PED’s?’ I swear to God… and it says Performance-Enhancing drugs. I’m like, ‘OMG… these guys are trying to do anything at this point to discredit me. To make me look stupid or to make any excuse'” he added.

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According to Jake Paul, as his fights are real pro fights, the combatants get tested before every bout. He concluded, “So how can you even make this claim?”

Jake Paul wants to earn the masses’ respect

Paul has taken an entirely different route to what normal fighters do to get on the big scene. In a brief career so far, he has faced an ex-NBA star, a fellow YouTuber, and a former MMA fighter. He has now signed a contract to fight another MMA star, and perhaps his biggest test yet, Tyron Woodley.

Although he knows it’s not the resume of a genuine combat sports athlete, and many people have criticized him for that, he hopes more people will connect with him as proceeds in his career.

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“I understand, there was a lot of critics at first,” Paul told MMA Fighting. “People like yourself who were unsure and that’s totally OK. My goal has just been to earn people’s respect and just show people how hard I’m working because I take this more seriously honestly than a lot of pro fighters.”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul and Ben Askren face off in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

Jake further added that he wants to fight tougher opponents as he continues to march forward. He also won’t change his approach even if people keep criticizing him.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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