In the wake of causing ripple effects in the boxing scene, Jake Paul may before long enter the enclosure for a MMA battle.
Paul is days from a boxing rematch with previous UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley which happens on Saturday in Tampa, Fla., yet prodded contending in the sweet science may not be his main endeavor in battle sports.
“People seem to forget that I was a state wrestler, Division 1 in Ohio, one of the hardest wrestling states,” Paul explained during a media scrum following Thursday’s pre-fight news conference. “I don’t see why if I can do boxing at this high of a level that I couldn’t do MMA at this high of a level.
“I’m gonna go get coached up by Jav Mendez, Team Khabib, and that’s that. They’re down, 100 percent.”
As per ESPN, Paul and Mendez have occupied with conversations about preparing at American Kickboxing Academy later on. Paul says he might want to get twofold digit wins in boxing prior to making the change to the enclosure.
Mendez is the celebrated coach of previous UFC support like Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov, among numerous other rising stars at AKA.
During the authority pre-battle news meeting in Miami, Paul at first communicated his advantage to battle in MMA. “It will happen at some point, 100 percent” Paul expressed.
Woodley promptly answered, removing Paul’s assertions to move him to a MMA battle.
“You a lie,” Woodley stated. “Let’s do MMA then. Let’s do this MMA after we do this boxing so I can elbow you in the head and knee you in the nugget.”
While Paul holds a success over Woodley in the boxing ring through split choice, he is uncertain of who his rival would be in a MMA session and when the potential battle would happen.