Jake Paul claims he will make his MMA debut as a middleweight

Jake Paul has admitted that he will make his mixed martial arts debut as a middleweight and will prioritize his health over everything else.

In a recent tweet, “The Problem Child” responded to Dana White initially saying he could make his UFC debut by cutting 20 pounds and competing at welterweight.

However, Paul pointed out the weight reduction issues several UFC fighters have faced over the years and how it has wrecked some athletes’ bodies and minds.

@danawhite when I make my MMA debut I could lose 20 pounds and make it to welterweight/170 pounds. It’s what all UFC fighters do and many have destroyed their bodies and minds doing it. But I’ll make it to middleweight [185]. Health first. PS Conor walking around at 190,” Jake Paul tweeted.

Check out Paul’s tweet below:

. @danawhite when I make my MMA debut I could lose 20 pounds and make it to welterweight/170 pounds. It’s what all UFC fighters do and many have destroyed their bodies and minds doing it. But I’m going to do it at middleweight (185). Health first. PS Conor walking around at 190 https://t.co/ifR8ed3FTE

In a recent chat on the Full Send podcast, Dana White admitted that he’s not completely giving up on the idea of ​​Paul fighting in his promotion at some point.

Speaking to the Nelk Boys and co., White said “The Problem Child” is allowed to do whatever he wants. White personally believes Paul would never fight under his promotion but concluded his statement by saying he lives by the “never say never” attitude.

“Would I let him [in the UFC]? Well, he can do whatever he wants. I do not know. I don’t think that would ever happen, but look, I’m never saying never again.”

Check out Dana White’s conversation on the Full Send podcast below:


Jake Paul is currently on the back of two wins over a former UFC champ

Jake Paul’s last fight saw him brutally knock out former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Paul has faced Woodley in his last two straight fights, beating “The Chosen One” each time.

Good year @danawhite. Here’s a real challenge for you… I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree: https://t.co/bJScDVITvL

The first fight between Paul and Woodley ended in favor of ‘The Problem Child, who won by decision. However, the rematch was a completely different story, as Paul knocked Woodley out with a brutal right hand.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer has been at war with Dana White for several months and has called out the UFC president multiple times regarding the fighter’s compensation issues.


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Edited by Genci Papraniku

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