“Kick that dude’s ass” – Uriah Hall expresses desire to take on Jake Paul after his successful boxing debut


“Kick that dude’s ass” – Uriah Hall expresses desire to take on Jake Paul after his successful boxing debut

Uriah Hall (L) calls out Jake Paul (R) for a boxing bout

Jake Paul just shocked the world again, but this time, the shock has come at the MMA world’s behest.

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Against the popular opinion stacked in favour of MMA legend, Anderson Silva. Jake Paul stepped into the ring in the Desert Diamond Arena, and not only took away rounds from the Brazilian, but also somewhat beat him comfortably. If that wasn’t enough, in the last round, he also dropped Silva.

As has been the trend ever since Paul’s arrival on the big stage, each victory of his is followed by big names calling him out. This time, it is a name that MMA fans will be pretty familiar with – that is, Uriah Hall. Uriah Hall fought on the undercard of the main event last night, making his pro debut against Le’Veon Bell. He won, albeit, with a little less firepower than he expected.

In his ring and post-fight interviews, he chose to call out Paul, saying, “If there is a potential to kick that dude’s ass, f*ck yeah I’ll do it. Jake Paul did what he had to do to win… when he gets here you all tell him, ‘What’s up bro?’

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Uriah Hall is all praise for ex-opponent Anderson Silva

Uriah Hall (L) pays his respects to Anderson Silva (R) after their bout in the UFC in 2020
Uriah Hall (L) pays his respects to Anderson Silva (R) after their bout in the UFC in 2020

Anderson Silva is one of the greatest to ever step into the octagon, since its inception as a regular sport in the late 20th and early 21st. The only detraction from his claim as potentially the best fighter ever is the 11-loss record he holds. His MMA record stands at 34 – 11. At the tail end of his career, he lost three consecutive fights in the UFC.

His last defeat came at the hands of Uriah Hall. And, it wasn’t a picturesque send-off either – Silva was brutally TKO’d by Hall in the former’s last fight in 2020. However, the American was nothing but praise for the Brazilian’s performance in the ring last night, citing his incredible performance, despite his age.

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Jake Paul (L) and Anderson Silva (R) in action last night
Jake Paul (L) and Anderson Silva (R) in action last night

He said, “He’s still one of the greatest of all time… if not the greatest. being at his age, doing what he does moving the way that he does, and I remember when I fought him, I would throw punches and he would move just enough… I take nothing away from Anderson, this doesn’t even mean anything for what this guy has solidified in this game. He is still the best.”

Clearly, despite his loss, Anderson Silva has a lifetime fan in Uriah Hall. The loss of Silva last night to Jake Paul, must not be taken at face value – the 47 year old is way past his prime, and in spite of age catching up to him, the Brazilian stuck to the American much of the 24 minutes, and gave Paul the stiffest competition of his career.

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