Despite Handing Nate Diaz a Beatdown, Jake Paul’s Boxing Career Gets Fraud Checked by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Teammate

Published 09/01/2023, 1:31 PM EDT

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Jake Paul and his tryst with boxing gloves are curious. While he harbors intentions to become a world champion, his resume boasts of fights against MMA fighters in their twilight days. Is there a pattern to his madness in the square circle? If Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teammate is to be believed, there is.

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The ‘Problem Child’ has exchanged punches with four MMA fighters in his eight-fight-long boxing career. Most recently, he clashed against Nate Diaz, and the fight ran through the ten rounds. The internet phenomenon steered his career back to winning ways and bounced back after dropping his last fight against Tommy Fury. However, it appears there is more to his hard work, as detailed by Luke Rockhold.

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The 38-year-old sat down with Rampage Jackson on the Jaxxon Podcast. He had his own amusing take on the high-voltage fight. The American fighter pointed out the weight discrepancy between Paul and Diaz. This allowed the younger of the Paul brothers to dictate the fight and “impose his will”.

He said, “They did their thing. I mean, hey, it’s such a weight discrepancy. It’s like Jake is fighting so many smaller guys. It’s like he’s able to f*king impose his will, and then he’s not getting hurt, you know.”

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Not to mention, as revealed by Diaz, he was not fully fit. Further, Rockhold shed light on the mismatch of the power they pack behind their gloves. “On the other end, Nate is not a massive puncher. He looked good, the first round,” the former UFC champ added.

Therefore, Rockhold’s contention revolves around Paul purposefully fighting smaller opponents. Moreover, the critics continue to argue how the social media star built his boxing career by defeating MMA fighters who have either retired or are on the cusp of drawing curtains on their careers.

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What is the paradox of Jake Paul’s boxing career?

“I’m not in the YouTube boxing world… My cards are filled with world champions,” Paul vehemently declared, ahead of his fight against Diaz. Hence, indicating he would continue to fight “the best of the best and at the “highest levels of competition”. Yet, as his skeptics maintain, he has only fought one “true” boxer—Tommy Fury.

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Undoubtedly, a 7-1 record is nothing short of impressive. However, the lingering doubts persist. The fans would wait to see what’s next for the YouTuber-turned-prizefighter. And it appears an important announcement is on the way. What do you think of these comments by former UFC star Luke Rockhold? Do you also agree with him? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohit Lohan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for the sport that has spanned over a decade. His fascination with MMA stems from the thrill of knockouts, and he strives to bring that same level of excitement to his writing. Rohit's love for gripping stories is reflected in his articles, where he masterfully weaves together the latest news with compelling narratives.
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