In recent times, Jake Paul has become a figure who has divided opinions in the world of combat sports. His meteoric rise to fame has been fueled by a series of impressive wins against notable MMA fighters such as Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, and Anderson Silva. These victories have drawn the attention of fans and critics alike, with many calling for ‘The Problem Child’ to prove his skills in the world of mixed martial arts.
In response to these demands, Paul made an announcement in early January that he had signed with the Professional Fighters League (PFL), a move that has generated a great deal of excitement and anticipation. Although no official date has been set for his MMA debut, PFL CEO Peter Murray recently revealed some interesting details about the organization’s plans for the YouTube sensation-turned-boxing pro.
According to Murray, Paul’s highly anticipated debut in the MMA ring will serve as the launchpad for the PFL’s new super-fights division. This means that ‘The Problem Child’ is set to take center stage as the face of this exciting new venture. Needless to say, this news has sent shockwaves through the MMA community, with fans eagerly awaiting the chance to see Paul take on some of the sport’s most formidable competitors.
“You know, Jake Paul will make his debut in MMA. You know, just this week he announced his next event or fight in boxing against Nate and what’s to come is his debut in MMA. So those plans are being put in place to you know properly launch the PFL super-fights division and pay-per-view, but there’ll be a pay-per-view event before Jake gets into the cage.”
Before he steps into the world of mixed martial arts, however, Paul has one more boxing match on his plate. On August 5th, he is set to go head-to-head with former UFC star and ‘BMF’ claimant Nate Diaz in a highly-anticipated showdown that is sure to draw a lot of attention.
While Diaz is just one of the many ex-UFC fighters that Paul has faced in an effort to legitimize himself as a fighter, he may prove to be one of the toughest opponents he has faced to date. Diaz is well-known for his training with world champion boxers, which has led many fans to speculate that he may be the one to give Paul a run for his money in the ring.
As for ‘The Problem Child’, he is coming off a split-decision loss against Tommy Fury in his last fight. Needless to say, he will be looking to prove his doubters wrong when he faces off against Diaz. Diaz, on the other hand, is coming off a win against former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and will no doubt be looking to add another impressive victory to his already impressive resume.
Regardless of the outcome of this upcoming boxing match, there is no denying that Jake Paul has emerged as one of the most exciting and polarizing figures in the world of combat sports. With his sights set on making a splash in the world of mixed martial arts, it will be interesting to see how ‘The Problem Child’ continues to evolve and prove himself as a legitimate force to be reckoned with in the world of fighting.