Jake Paul’s rise in combat sports and his upcoming MMA debut with the Professional Fighters League (PFL). Can he make Conor McGregor uncomfortable in the cage?
Table of Contents
- Jake Paul’s Rise in Combat Sports
- Paul’s MMA Debut with PFL
- Paul’s Preparation for the Cage
- Malignaggi’s Bold Prediction
Jake Paul’s Rise in Combat Sports
While it once would have been considered a far-fetched idea, former Disney star Jake Paul has become a prominent name in the combat sports world. That’s courtesy of a career as a professional boxer inside the ring, where he’s gotten the better of former MMA stars like Tyron Woodley, Anderson Silva, and Ben Askren, even recording brutal knockouts of ‘The Chosen One’ and ‘Funky.’
Paul’s MMA Debut with PFL
Having established his name in the sport owing to consistent attacks on Dana White and his promotion’s contractual terms, as well as a host of callouts directed at UFC fighters, Paul is expected to debut in the cage down the line having signed a deal with the Professional Fighters League (PFL) earlier this year.
Paul’s Preparation for the Cage
While no date is set for Paul’s first dip into the MMA waters, he’s showed some of his preparation for the future venture on social media. He’s even trained alongside three-time NCAA Division I National Champion, three-time Big Ten Conference Champion, and current UFC prospect Bo Nickal.
Malignaggi’s Bold Prediction
Malignaggi went on to back Paul to give McGregor ‘trouble’ inside the cage, suggesting that a cardio advantage on the side of the YouTuber-turned-boxer would make the UFC star ‘uncomfortable.’