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“I was offered $500,000 to fight Jake Paul,” says Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping revealed that he was offered $500,000 to fight Jake Paul, and he is certain that Tyron Woodley will put up a better fight than Ben Askren.

Michael Bisping on Jake Paul

Tyron Woodley is going to represent MMA against the most hated personality in the combat sports circuit Jake Paul in a boxing match, and he will get a chance to redeem the loss of Ben Askren. This match is already trending as fans are eagerly waiting for Woodley to end Jake Paul’s hype once in for all.

But a fellow former UFC champion Michael Bisping disclosed that he was offered this fight as well at some point in time, in his podcast “Believe You Me”, he said, “I’m happy for him. I don’t know what he’s going to get paid, but I’ll tell you right now. I was offered $500,000 to fight Jake Paul, so I would assume it’s probably more since the fight’s happening. So good for him. He might go out there and might be getting $1 million, and I couldn’t be happier for Tyron, because he really deserves it.”

Bisping didn’t reveal any additional information on this, but Jake Paul’s rep Nakisa Bidaria confirmed this news, he said, “I have nothing but respect and admiration for him and have always had a good relationship with him and his team,” Bidarian wrote to MMA Fighting in a prepared statement. “Jake was absolutely interested in fighting Michael Bisping and an offer was made by us. Unfortunately, we could not come to terms that made sense for the event at that time.”

“Tyron Woodley, I think he could put on a fight,” Michael Bisping wasn’t backing Askren but believes in Woodley

Tyron Woodley and Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping was one of the few who wasn’t supporting Ben Askren in his fight against Jake, he expected this outcome but he believes Woodley can put up a fight, he said, “This is a more interesting matchup, because before, everybody knew. Everybody didn’t know. Everybody f*cking kissed Ben Askren’s ass and said he was going to wipe the floor. There was one person that was smart enough, and I’m sorry to say, it was me. I knew it was going to happen. But Tyron Woodley, I still think…he could put on a fight.”

“I don’t know! I don’t f*cking now,” Bisping said. “But I’ll tell you what, Logan Paul is fighting Floyd Mayweather this weekend. I mean, what is going on in the world? Fair play to these brothers.”

“Tyron Woodley is going to put up a significantly better fight than Ben Askren did. That’s a fact.”

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