Jake Paul received a lot of attention and respect from the combat sports community when he secured a decisive victory over the former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in his last boxing match.
In another celebrity boxing match former UFC legend Vitor Belfort stopped another boxing legend, Evander Holyfield, in the very first round, after the fight Vitor called out Jake for a fight and offered him $30 Million to do so.
Now Jake has reacted to his call out, and he said, “I honestly didn’t think that was coming,” Paul said on The MMA Hour. “It’s surprising because let’s be honest, we know they don’t have that money to put up.”
He continued, “It’s smart on their end because they get the clout, now we’re talking about them, now we’re talking about Vitor – but that’s how this industry works, right. We know that they don’t have that money. It’s very outlandish for them to say that. If they showed proof of funds and put the money into a bank account, it would be a whole different story, but we worked with them and we know that they don’t have that much money.”
“I think Vitor is a lot easier of a fight than Tyron,” Jake Paul on Vitor Belfort
Jake claimed Vitor is not that big of a draw, and as of right now he is not considering him as a possible opponent, “Like you were saying, Vitor is not that big of a name,” Paul said. “He just isn’t. He’s not even as big of a name as Tyron. I’m trying to get bigger with each of these fights. I’m trying to get more of a challenge.”
He claimed, “I think Vitor is a lot easier of a fight than Tyron. He’s older, he’s on steroids and such. It doesn’t excite me as much. The money excited me. If they were to put the money in a bank account – an escrow account – and show proof, then maybe that’s where the conversation starts.”