“S**t He Better Come and Train With Me” – AJ McKee Willing to Train Jake Paul if He Ventures Into MMA

Published 12/22/2021, 10:00 AM EST
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on against AnEsonGib during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Jake Paul might have found the perfect training partner if he comes into the world of MMA.

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A.J. McKee, the current Bellator featherweight champion, is willing to take ‘The Problem Child’ under his wing. Paul, during a press conference, said that there is a chance that he would one day compete in MMA. He is currently 5-0 in his professional boxing career and doesn’t see why he wouldn’t be successful if he makes the switch.

The YouTuber turned boxer is coming off a brutal knockout win over Tyron Woodley in their rematch. McKee, who is currently undefeated in his MMA career, thinks that Paul can be a successful mixed martial artist.

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In a recent interview, when asked how Paul would do in MMA, McKee said, “S**t, he better come and train with me, but he could do good. I feel like anybody that has a mindset and sets their mind on achieving a goal. Mind is a very powerful thing, so, if he wanna do it, he can do it. I think he’s already shown his skills in what he can do in boxing. So if he wants to take it to a different lane, why not?”

Asked if he would be willing to train Jake Paul, he said, “I’d train anybody. If you’re trying to be the best, you know where to come.”

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Jorge Masvidal wants Jake Paul in the UFC

After his massive win against Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul called out two of MMA’s biggest stars in Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. However, both men are under contract with the UFC, and a boxing match with ‘The Problem Child’ just might not be immediately possible. But this didn’t stop Masvidal from responding to Paul’s callout.

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Gamebred‘ posted a video on social media asking the undefeated boxer to sign a one-fight contract with the UFC and enter the Octagon.

Paul offered Jorge Masvidal $5million plus a percentage of PPV sales to fight him next. But the UFC fighter cleared his stance and said that the UFC won’t let him go for ‘chump change.’ He again asked Paul to sign with the promotion for one fight and said he’s even ready to only box inside the octagon.

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Things are definitely heating up between Paul and Masvidal. Would you like to see both men go at it? Do you think Paul can successfully transition into MMA? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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