‘I’ll Basically Do It for Free’- Marvin Vettori Open to Beat Up Jake Paul

Published 04/06/2021, 12:24 AM EDT


Perennial UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori is gutted at the media for the amount of attention they are giving to Jake Paul. ‘The Italian Dream’ is skeptical of Paul’s fighting skill and has offered to fight ‘The Problem Child’ for free.

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Paul, a YouTube star, is currently looking to make his mark in the world of Boxing. However, Vettori is not quite impressed by his skills.

He feels like it’s unfair for other fighters who devote their lives to the sport as ‘The Problem Child’ is getting all the media attention. Also, ‘The Italian Dream’ feels like the money involved around Paul’s fights is disrespectful to professional fighters.

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In a recent interview with MMAFighting, Vettori said, “It’s bad, it’s disrespectful, The most disrespectful is also this bullsh*t ass media that I’ve seen all over where they give him credit.

Just tell him, somebody go get him and I want to make it a surprise, I want to show you something. Just bring him to Huntington. Once he steps in that door, we just lock the door. Trust me, we wouldn’t be unfair,” he added.

I’m all about it, Like I said, I’ll basically do it for free. I would,” he further added.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 05: (L-R) Marvin Vettori of Italy punches Jack Hermansson of Sweden in a middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 05, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The Italian Dream‘ also added that he would welcome ‘The Problem Child‘ if the latter ever shows up. Or he can send some 145lbers too who will smash the YouTube star.

Marvin Vettori fights Kevin Holland this weekend

Vettori was due to fight Darren Till in the main event of next weekend’s UFC Fight Night card. However, ‘The Gorilla‘ suffered a broken collarbone injury and subsequently had to withdraw from the bout. The UFC was looking for a replacement and not surprisingly, Kevin Holland threw his name in the hat.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 13: Marvin Vettori of Italy celebrates after his submission victory over Karl Roberson in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 13, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

It’s an important fight fir the both the middleweights. Vettori will look to build on the momentum he got with his win over Jack Hermansson.

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Holland, on the other hand, got his train deralied as he looked rather laclusture against Derek Brunson in his last outing. A win will put either fighter among the elites of the division.

Who wins this weekend? What did you make of Marvin Vettori’s comments about Jake Paul?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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