The Youtuber-turned-pro-boxer Jake Paul is seemingly interested in transitioning his career to the world of MMA. The younger Paul brother has created a major impact on the world of combat sports, particularly in boxing with not only his boxing abilities but also his off-the-ring actions. Although, by taking on and beating former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and relentlessly attacking UFC President Dana White, he has some reach to MMA one way or the other. Paul also recently revealed who uses cocaine in UFC.
Jake Paul could make a move to MMA
This has led some to wonder if we might see Jake Paul switch from the ring to the cage at some point down the line. Speaking at the press conference for his upcoming rematch with Woodley, Paul explained that he not only plans on competing in MMA, but he’ll be getting leadership from American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez as well as former UFC lightweight champ turned budding trainer, Khabib Nurmagomedov:
“I’m gonna go get coached up by [Javier] Mendez, Team Khabib. That’s that. They’re down — 100 percent. I don’t see why if I can do boxing at this high of a level that I couldn’t do MMA at this high of a level. I’ve gotta go 10-0, 12-0 in boxing first, and then I’ll hit that MMA fight.”
If he decides to transition to MMA, it will be interesting to see where Paul ends up fighting, as White has made it clear that he has no interest in working with the YouTuber, co-promoting or otherwise. On the other hand, the UFC President has also expressed doubts in all kinds of other situations, which ultimately end up changing.
Paul is set to lock horns with Tyron Woodley for the second time, dubbed as the rematch, on December 18th.