‘The Greatest Thing That Paul Has Done’- Chael Sonnen Lauds Jake Paul and Says He Should Never Go Back

Published 08/31/2021, 12:36 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 20: MMA fighter Chael Sonnen discusses Bellator MMA at Build Studio on June 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)


Chael Sonnen describes how Jake Paul has changed the sport in his new YouTube video. According to Sonnen, the YouTuber turned deserves the credit for bringing a change in the sport.

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Jake Paul defeated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley via split decision in an eight-round boxing match. While analyzing the fight, Sonnen praised Paul and said, “The greatest thing that Paul has ever done is made it eight rounds. Paul will get no credit for this. People will continue to resist him.”

He added, “If more people would copy Jake Paul and just do 8 rounds of boxing matches, the whole sport would be in a better place. Now, I love the way that Paul has disrupted the boxing model. I love the way that he stepped in as a famous guy to do something he wanted to do. You’re a YouTube star and you transition those fans and you pivot over to boxing.”

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“That doesn’t just happen because you have 20 million followers there is an art to that. That’s where Jake Paul should credit his ability to bring people along the journey. That is Jake Paul’s life. And for them to not care what genre you’re going into, that is an art like no other if you wanna study Jake Paul. That’s what you wanna study.”

“Don’t study his left and his right hand, don’t even study what he did on YouTube. So the first thing that Jake should get credit for is he could fix the entire sport of boxing. If everybody goes to 8 rounds. You have to make sure that you give Paul credit for this is. He’s changing the sport and Paul should never go back!”

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The former UFC fighter runs his own podcast on his official YouTube channel. He talks about combat sports, gives predictions, and does post-fight analysis.

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Recently, the former fighter gave his prediction on Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley. Sonnen backed Tyron Woodley over Paul. However, it turned out to be absolutely wrong.

Both the men went full eight rounds and ‘The Problem Child’ defeated Woodley via split decision in the fight. However, this is not the first time Sonnen’s prediction went wrong. Most of Sonnen’s predictions go wrong and fans bill it as the ‘Sonnen Curse’

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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