“Dana Might Actually Beat Him Up”- Aljamain Sterling Gives His Take on a Potential Matchup Between Jake Paul and Dana White

Published 12/28/2021, 1:45 PM EST


Jake Paul has been calling out big names in the MMA and boxing world since his knockout victory over Tyron Woodley. Although Jake defeated the former UFC welterweight champion, in August of this year, he had to schedule a rematch because of a sudden change in plan.

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Initially, Paul was scheduled to fight British pro boxer Tommy fury, half-brother of boxing legend Tyson Fury. However, the fight got canceled as Tommy pulled out because of a rib injury. This led to Woodley getting the shot at redemption two weeks prior to the fight.

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Tyron even got an ‘I Love Jake Paul’ tattoo on his finger just to share the ring with him, but unfortunately missed his goal by getting knocked out in the sixth round. This victory has been a hot topic for discussion since Jake has defeated every opponent he has faced until now.

Recently, ‘The Problem Child‘ also shared a bucket list of people he wishes to box. Besides all professional boxers, he seemed interested in fighting UFC president Dana White.

Aljamain Sterling talks about a potential Jake vs Dana matchup

Following this tweet, UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling shared his two cents on this topic in his self-run podcastHe shared, “I think Dana might actually beat him up though, cause Dana is his size, and Dana’s actually boxed. I don’t know if he boxed like professionally; Think he might’ve done a couple of amateur fights”

The champion also added, “But I think Dana got like decent hands, like decent and I think he’s watching a fight where he would be okay, just the cardio. They should fight like that’s the fight to make right now.”

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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