Sean O’Malley Gives His Two Cents on Jake Paul’s Plan to Train With Khabib Nurmagomedov

Published 12/25/2021, 1:45 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 15: Sean O’Malley prepares to fight Marlon Vera of Ecuador in their bantamweight bout during the UFC 252 event at UFC APEX on August 15, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


The Paul brothers are remarkable in shocking the world with their outlandish announcements. Both the brothers have done some insane things when it comes to combat sports. On one hand, Logan, the elder brother, fought with former five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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With no prior boxing history besides fighting a fellow Youtuber, what Logan managed to pull off is honestly remarkable. On the other hand, Jake is creating his name in the boxing world. He currently boasts a 5 fight win streak spanning his entire pro-boxing career.

Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul reacts after knocking out Tyron Woodley (on mat) at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, he defeated the former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, for the second time. Previously the two locked horns, in August of this year, which didn’t go according to Tyron’s plan. Unfortunately, the second clash also was a bust for Woodley. A clean feint and a right overhand by Jake closed his chance for redemption.

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Following this, “The Problem Child” announced he is thinking of getting into MMA and train under Khabib Nurmagomedov. Consequently, the MMA community went wild. UFC bantamweight fighter Sean O’Malley also gave his opinion on this hot topic. On his self podcast, he advised Paul to “pick smart fights for him

Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently managing his MMA promotion venture and has not yet responded to Jake‘s claim.

Will Jake Paul fight Jorge Masvidal for an MMA match?

The 24-year-old has shown his interest in transitioning into MMA after he hits double digits in his boxing career. After his victory over Tyron, he offered Jorge $5 million to fight him. This is most probably a boxing match offer. However, Masvidal denied his offer and demanded $20 million instead.

Besides ‘Gamebred’, Paul has also called Nate Diaz for the same fight. None has yet accepted his offer.

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Consequently, other fighters and celebs have shown their interest in fighting Paul. Some of the names on this list include UFC middleweight Sean Strickland and Marvin Vettori. Jake hasn’t reacted to any of these call-outs.

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Do you think Jake Paul will make his MMA debut? Who do you think he will fight? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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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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