Jake Paul is enthralled by the prospect of sharing a boxing ring with Anderson Silva. ‘The Spider,’ on the other hand, would have to pass several fitness tests to prove he could compete against the 24-year-old, according to Paul.
“I think it would be a huge fight for sure,” Jake Paul told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “He is a legend of the sport, great head movement, great striking. For me, I would love it. I have nothing but respect for Anderson. I’ve watched him growing up and was a fan of his growing up. So it will be cool to get in there and see what would happen.”
Paul went on to say that Silva’s age could be a major impediment to the fight taking place. The YouTube star expressed confidence in his ability to outstrike the UFC legend, but said he would want to make sure Silva was medically cleared to fight him first. If they had a boxing match, he said the combat sports veteran would take “a lot of punishment.”
“I would want him to go through lots of testing to make sure that he is actually good to get into the ring. I wouldn’t want some s**t that just happened with Vitor (Belfort) and (Evander) Holyfield… (Anderson Silva) is out there looking good against these older guys… I’m sorry but I’m built different. It would be a lot of punishment for him and I wouldn’t want to take out the old guy.”
Watch Jake Paul discuss his potential fight with Anderson Silva in the video below (starting at 7:20):
“It’s kind of like a lose-lose situation” – Jake Paul on fighting Anderson Silva
He believes that if he fights and beats Anderson Silva, people will start to believe that he can’t fight physically strong and athletic opponents. Despite calling it a “lose-lose” situation, Paul didn’t completely rule out a fight with Silva. Our dominant MMA coverage will tаke you down for
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