Jake Paul expressed his desire to fight Jorge Masvidal next. ‘The Problem Child’ is currently 4-0 up in his professional boxing career. He recently beat former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, via. a narrow spilt decision on the 29th of August in Cleveland, Ohio.
Starting off with YouTuber AnesonGib, Jake Paul’s ‘opponent difficulty’ rating has steadily improved. He then took on basketballer Nate Robinson, before fighting MMA star Ben Askren (not well-known for his striking). And now, Paul has gone a step further and wants to fight active welterweight Jorge Masvidal.
In the latest episode of MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Paul divulged that he would love to fight Masvidal next. Stating the reason for the same, the YouTube star claimed that ‘Gamebred’ “is still in his prime ear” and hence, would be his “toughest challenge.”
“I think it will happen at some point regardless” – Jake Paul on fighting Jorge Masvidal
Jake Paul was quoted as saying, “I mean honestly, just from a personal standpoint, I would love for it to be Masvidal. Just cause of the sh*t talk. Just cause of his name. Just cause, he is still, in his prime era. And, there is a lot of personal beef there. I just took out his boy Tyron [Woodley]. Hopefully, Dana [White] would let him out of his contract, but we are not sure if that can happen.
But for me personally, I think that would be the toughest challenge, the toughest guy and the biggest name, the most relevant currently, so that’s the one to make. I think it will happen at some point regardless, but that’s at the top of my list for sure.” [h/t firstsportz.com]
There have been a lot of talks about Paul fighting Tyron Woodley in a rematch, or probably face Tyson Fury’s undefeated half-brother Tommy Fury. Paul has had a history of bad blood with Fury in recent times. The two were even involved in a backstage altercation following Paul’s win over Woodley.
Masvidal on the other hand hasn’t fought since his devastating knockout loss against Kamaru Usman at UFC 261. His manager Malki Kawa recently revealed that he would be getting back to the Octagon soon.