Jake Paul has managed to find plenty of success when competing against MMA fighters. However, none of his three fights against such opponents have been inside a cage.
The outspoken YouTuber turned boxer has been intertwined with the MMA world for essentially the entirety of his stint as a combat sports athlete dating back to January 2020. Starting with callouts of Conor McGregor and names alike, the closest Paul has gotten is with his last two outings in the squared circle against former MMA titleholders, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
“The problem child” discussed his interest in the ultimate testing ground after his December victory. He shared videos showing him kick bags and said he would fight Khabib Nurmagomedov. Yet boxing still appears to be the primary focus as Paul just recently co-promoted the fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano while teasing his return to action in August.
Meanwhile, in MMA, former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo has been training and working with some of the very best in the world since retiring in May 2020. The names of “Triple C”, who have worked with Jon Jones and Deiveson Figueiredo at Arizona’s Fight Ready, range from Deiveson Figueiredo to Deiveson Jones. The Olympic gold medalist in wrestle would welcome a Paul to his final proving ground.
“With the IQ that I have for MMA… if Jake Paul ever wants to come out to Fight Ready, to come out and train with me, I will take care of him, dude,” Cejudo said on The Triple C & Schmo Show. “I think he has a better chance in mixed martial arts to become a world champion than he does in boxing.
“Jake Paul I’d love to meet you and help you prepare and show you how you can be the best you’re capable of becoming. If Jake Paul says I should F-off, then that’s fine. This is just coming from my heart, man.”
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Haha used to love that run. Cardiac hill we called it. https://t.co/T7FgERQhJa
— michael (@bisping) May 2, 2022
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— Neo Vale Tudo (@NeoValeTudo) April 30, 2022
You’re really good at this internet tough guy shit I give you that. 2 questions for you…
1. You & Me locked in a room who makes it out alive?
2. I lock Saul and me in a room that makes them out alive.
I like your energy though https://t.co/CP4F4sivko
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Jealous of what
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