After a tough fight last night at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul prevailed via majority decision over UFC great Anderson Silva, improving his professional record to 6-0.
With knockout wins over Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren under his belt, Paul silenced his doubters and proved himself a worthy boxer in the eyes of his fanbase by outlanding Silva for the majority of the fight and knocking ‘The Spider’ out with a massive right hand in the eighth round.
As the fight concluded, Jake Paul openly demanded that UFC CEO Dana White stop “sabotaging” his career by downplaying his victories. He stated once again that he plans to form the United Fighters Association to promote better benefits and pay for UFC competitors.
“Dana? Dana? Dana? Bro, you said I wouldn’t do this… And I did it!” Paul said.
“And with flying colors. But, you know, he’s in hiding. You know, he’s trying to do everything he can to stop my run, to sabotage my fights. He hates me. He hates what I’m doing. He hates that I am exposing his business. Now, you know, we’re going to band together and create a United Fighters Association to help UFC fighters… All MMA fighters and boxers. To get more fighter pay and long-term healthcare. That’s a big, big undertaking that I’ve been wanting to do for the whole entire time of my career.”
“I want to make a fighters union. So, man, Dana White can suck this dick,” Jake added.
“I want Nate Diaz, who’s a b—ch,” he said. “He tried to come into my locker room. He tried to cause some shit. And then he always leaves the f—king arena. So Nate Diaz, stop being a b—ch and fight me.”
“And Canelo, you too! You guys said you can’t beat a striker, you can’t beat a legend like Anderson Silva. But I just did it, so why can’t I beat Canelo? F—k y’all.”
Some backstory on Jake Paul –
His debut bout was an amateur contest versus Deji Olatunji, who is better known by his YouTube username KSI. After knocking out Olatunji with a technical knockout, Paul swiftly transitioned from being a novelty act to a professional.
Following his victory, Paul decided to compete professionally, and his debut bout was against another YouTuber by the name of AnEsonGib. After Paul knocked out “Gib” with a technical knockout in little over two minutes, the legend began to take shape.
His second bout was against Nate Robinson, who had a stellar career in the NBA. The battle became a global hit not because of Paul’s pranks or antics, but rather because of a brutal right hook that took Robinson to LaLa Land, and the former Knick found himself on the wrong side of meme immortality as a result of the punch.
His fight immediately before the one he lost was, without a question, the one in which he was most convincing as a fighter. His adversary was a legitimate combatant who had legitimate mixed martial arts titles. In April of this year, Paul competed against Ben Askren, a mixed martial artist who had just recently retired, and he knocked out the opponent in under two minutes.
Tyron Woodley, a former champion at welterweight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was the last fighter to face off against the YouTuber turned boxer on August 29. Paul and Woodley put up a show, with the “Problem Child” emerging victorious following a judgment that was divided down the middle.
Paul stepped in to make things more interesting when Woodley declared that he believed he had won the fight and brought up the prospect of a rematch. He promised the local resident of Missouri that he would think about scheduling a rematch if he acquired the tattoo that said, “I love Jake Paul,” as stipulated in the wager that was made before the fight.
Incontrovertibly, Woodley went ahead and got the tattoo a month after the fight, despite the fact that Paul didn’t appear to be interested in a rematch. Paul’s original opponent for Saturday’s Showtime event was supposed to be Tommy Fury, the half-brother of Tyson Fury. However, the British fighter pulled out of the fight at the last minute, which allowed Woodley to step in as Fury’s replacement.
Some backstory on Anderson Silva –
Anderson is a mixed martial artist from Brazil and a former champion of the middleweight division of the UFC.
Silva was the longest reigning champion in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
He also holds the record for the longest winning streak and title defense streak in UFC history, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. Silva is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world by most publications including ESPN, Sherdog, and Yahoo! Sports. The names Carlos Newton, Hayato Sakurai, Chris Leben, Rich Franklin (twice), Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, and Vitor Belfort are among the former champions that Silva has defeated.
Other significant victories include Silva’s. Silva has been referred to be “the greatest mixed martial artist ever” by Dana White, president of the UFC. Anderson Silva was the middle kid out of four and was born on April 14th, 1975. Silva, who came from a family that struggled with poverty, spent the majority of his boyhood living with his aunt and uncle, one of whom was a police officer in the city of Curitiba. Together with his wife, Dayane, Silva is the proud parent of five children: three sons and two daughters. Never Surrender was released in 2009, and Silva’s life as a fighter in the UFC was the subject of the documentary Like Water, which was released in 2011.
Jiu-Jitsu was Silva’s first martial art, and he began his training with neighborhood children who could afford classes. At the age of 12, his family was able to put away enough money to start him in Tae Kwon Do courses. From there, he progressed to Capoeira, and finally, at the age of 16, he decided to settle on Muay Thai as his primary form of self-defense.
Prior to beginning his career as a professional fighter, Silva worked as a file clerk and also at McDonald’s in his early years of employment. He also thinks of Spider-Man as a personal hero, and he has made it clear that he adores comic books and the characters that appear in them. One of his main interests is in film and television, and he can easily envision a future for himself in which he is substantially involved in the business.
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