“I Don’t Think That Would Be Interesting”: Ahead of His Fight Against Nate Diaz, Jake Paul Receives Hard to Swallow Words From Hollywood Star Michael Jai White

Published 05/22/2023, 10:53 AM EDT

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In a recent interview, Hollywood actor Michael Jai White, known for his role as Mike Tyson in the 1995 film, shared his perspective on Jake Paul’s boxing career. ‘The Problem Child’ is a controversial figure in the world of social media. He has made waves in the boxing realm with his professional fights against fellow YouTubers and athletes. Jake Paul rose to fame through his successful YouTube channels, which garnered millions of subscribers. In recent years, the 26-year-old has transitioned into the world of professional boxing. Within a short period, he has attracted both attention and criticism from fans and experts alike.

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Jake Paul’s entry into boxing has been met with doubts by some due to his lack of boxing background. Nonetheless, he has managed to secure notable victories in the ring. His victories over UFC fighter Ben Askren, Anderson Silva , and Tyron Woodley made him more popular. At the moment, he is getting ready to fight against retired UFC star Nate Diaz. Jai White, who himself is an MMA fighter, feels that ‘The Problem Child’ is going for only money fights.

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Michael Jai White was talking in an interview with djvlad. During the conversation, he said, “I know a lot of people would like to see him fight boxers like professional boxers. I don’t think that would be interesting.” After learning the response of ‘Falcon Rising’ actor, the interviewer asked, “Why? Because he would lose?” Without thinking twice, Jai White answered, “Yeah, you’re playing a simple yeah. I mean, this is show business, and he’s picked fights that made it interesting.”

He added, “I applaud him for it, but I mean because it’s brilliant, it’s brilliant. You’re gonna fight somebody like Anderson Silva anyone and I think it’s just yeah of course. There is people who want to see me fight somebody you know. I’m, like, okay yeah, that’s what I would do.” Jai White clearly doubted Jake Paul’s skills as a boxer.

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 ‘The Problem Child’ needs to face professional boxers

During the further conversation, the MMA fighter also expressed the need for ‘The Problem Child’ to face more experienced opponents to truly test his abilities. Jai White stressed the fact that Paul goes for gimmick fights for money and fame.

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Critics believe that the YouTuber’s opponents do not possess the same level of skill and experience as established professional boxers. This raises questions about the legitimacy of his victories. Nonetheless, many are curious to know how Paul’s boxing career will progress. The attention and controversy surrounding his fights have increased interest in his upcoming bout against Nate Diaz.

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