“I’m Not Going and Fighting a Youtuber”- Paul Felder Says No Amount of Money Will Force Him to Fight People Like Jake Paul

Published 11/26/2021, 12:31 PM EST
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Paul Felder of United States compete against Edson Barboza of Brazil in their Lightweight Bout during the UFC 242 event at The Arena on September 07, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)


You like them or you hate them, but you probably have a firm opinion on the notorious Paul Brothers. Paul brothers are regarded as the pioneers of celebrity boxing after KSI. Recently everyone seems to get involved with them. Many accuse them of using the sport of boxing as a cash cow, while some appreciated them for bringing a new life to it.

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During the latest episode of MMA Junkie Radio, Paul Felder was asked about the Paul Brothers. The 36-year-old lightweight has hinted at a comeback after he announced his retirement.

Host George Garcia asked him whether he rules out everything going on with the Paul brothers. To which the ‘Irish Dragon’ replied, “Hell no. No, see now like at least in MMA, you know, there is the Diaz brothers, especially Nate nowadays and Connor and these big money fights that I’m like, all right, these are the guys that I’ve watched and respected as MMA fighters.”

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He further commented, “I’m not going and fighting a Youtuber, no matter how much he’s gonna pay me. Because it’s just, you are just promoting the wrong thing, right? Do I am, am I interested in, do I see all that crap? Yeah, of course, I cheer all those guys on”

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In the end, Felder appreciated his current broadcasting gig and concluded the interview.

Stats put by Paul Felder before his retirement

Paul has a pretty good start in his pro-MMA career. After defeating 8 of his opponents back to back, he was picked up by UFC. He made an impressive UFC debut by submitting his opponent, Jason Saggo, in the third round. Then he won his next fight as well. He solidified his name in UFC after defeating Charles Oliveira with a technical knockout. Charles Oliveira currently golds the lightweight champion belt.

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Further, he suffered defeat in his last two matches against Dan Hooker and Rafael dos Anjos in the same year. With 17 wins and 6 losses under him, he announced his retirement. Felder announced it during UFC Fight Night 188 broadcast in May of this year.

Paul is currently a color commentator for UFC.

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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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