Michael Bisping skeptical about Jake Paul moving into MMA

There have been skeptics of YouTube star Jake Paul’s decision to enter the world of mixed martial arts ever since he announced his joining the Professional Fighters League. Michael Bisping has spoken out critically about Paul’s transition from boxer to MMA fighter.

Jake Paul made his debut in the professional boxing circuit in the year 2020, and he has fought in a total of six bouts without suffering a loss. Last week, Jake Paul, the undefeated boxer, joined the newly formed Professional Fighters League to advance his career in combat sports.

Having never lost a fight, and having most recently defeated the veteran Brazilian fighter Anderson Silva, “The Problem Child” has become a popular name in the world of combat sports. Jake has been teasing potential matchups against prominent opponents, such as former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz.

The internet sensation has decided to start his mixed martial arts career with a promotion other than UFC. The Professional Fighters League has signed Jake to a multi-year, multi-fight contract. Jake has taken on the responsibilities of Head of Fighter Advocacy for this mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, in addition to his fighting duties.

Immediately after signing a contract with the PFL, Jake offered the skilled and experienced UFC fighter Nate Diaz a two-fight deal. The first match will take place in a boxing ring, and the second match will follow six months later in the PFL. 

Michael Bisping’s thoughts on Jake Paul’s MMA debut

After hearing rumors of a fight between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul, English sports analyst Michael Bisping shared his thoughts on the bout on his YouTube channel. He is surprised by Paul’s offer because Nate is a professional MMA fighter and Jake has been a boxer for four years also the weight difference does not make sense to him.

”Nate Diaz fought almost all of his fights at 155 and a few at 170, but he’s a lightweight generally. He’s a lightweight. Jake Paul weighs over 200 pounds and I’ve been through this, it’s every single time I talk about it. He’s bigger, he’s stronger, he’s faster, he’s a boxer, and he wants to go first because he’ll probably knock Nate Diaz out or beat him at the very least in a boxing fight.” said Bisping.

According to Bisping, his analysis indicates that the upcoming fight will not be a fair one. He believes that Paul wants to win the boxing match first so that when they do have the mixed martial arts fight, Paul will have a psychological advantage over Nate. However, on top of everything, Bisping thinks this is all ‘smoke and mirrors’ for Jake.

Recently, Nate Diaz was spotted watching the bout between Jake Paul and Anderson Silva. Despite being out of contract with the UFC at the moment, the 37-year-old fighter is not retiring from mixed martial arts after his victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 279.


Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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