Paying high dowry to MMA promoter, Jake Paul admits he hasn't been offered anything by Khabib Nurmagomedov
MDP Live - The famous YouTuber who is now playing boxing, Jake Paul, turned out to be placing a high dowry on an MMA promoter who wanted to work with him.
As is known, Jake Paul was attracted to MMA after stealing the spotlight in the boxing world with his celebrity fights.
He successfully challenged two former MMA champions, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, to boxing.
The man nicknamed The Problem Child always wins. Askren and Woodley, not real strikers and more proficient in wrestling, were each knocked out once.
Paul's desire to try out MMA emerged recently. He claims to have experience wrestling, back in high school.
Paul plans to train first before jumping into MMA. However, if there is an offer, he is ready to listen.
"There is (interest in fighting MMA) and not in the near term, but in the medium term," Paul said in The MMA Hour, quoted from MMA Fighting.
"I need to practice my kicks and a bit of jiu-jitsu for two years, maybe two and a half years before I fight."
"Unless the money offers are really good, but nothing brings up anything quite interesting," he added.
Khabib Nurmagomedov's Eagle FC is one of the MMA competitions that Paul has been linked with.
The former UFC lightweight champion even stated that he had made an offer to Paul to join Eagle FC
Paul denied Nurmagomedov's statement.
"That's not true. They never offered me anything. Eagle FC has never even held an event," said Paul.
"It's not that I'm not happy with what they're doing, I need a lot more than I make in boxing to take the plunge into MMA."
"People have to come up with 25 million to 35 million to open negotiations with me," he added.
The dowry proposed by Paul is quite large in the MMA universe. Even for UFC class promoters.
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou pays less than $1 million from his last fight at UFC 270.
Former UFC number one fighter, Jon Jones, also clashed with the promoter of the MMA match for asking for double-digit fees.
Paul himself is ready to face Nurmagomedov if anyone dares to fulfill the dowry he has set.
"Because the match will be interesting. It will excite me, especially if I have more time to train," continued Paul.
"It's going to be a big fight. Maybe one or two million pay-per-views."
“What I had to do was practice my wrestling skills. I could beat him in a standing fight,” explains Paul.
UFC boss calls best MMA fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov not yet recognized
MDP Live - UFC president Dana White reveals the best MMA fighter he's ever seen.
The debate over who is the best MMA fighter in history has always been a hot topic.
Not only for the fans, this also applies to Dana White as the leader of the UFC event.
As the leader of the UFC, Dana White has certainly witnessed the birth of the best MMA fighters in his organization.
No doubt, the bald-headed man certainly already has names that deserve this status.
In an interview with The Dave Portnoy Show, Dana White said there were four fighters who were included in the best MMA athlete category.
The four names according to Dana White are Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre (GSP), Jon Jones and Kamaru Usman, all of whom are labeled champions.
"You have to look at Anderson Silva, GSP, Jones, Kamaru Usman were there too," said Dana White, quoted by BJPENN.
Rumored to train Jake Paul in MMA, coach Khabib Nurmagomedov opens his voice
MDP Live - Khabib Nurmagomedov's coach, Javier Mendez, responded to the discourse that he would coach Jake Paul if he was willing to enter MMA.
After showing quite good performances in several boxing duels, Jake Paul has the desire to explore the world of MMA.
Despite getting the spotlight for this, Jake Paul still made his determination.
In the midst of many who doubt him, Jake Paul believes he can achieve great success as an MMA fighter.
"For sure, 100 percent I think it (moving to MMA) will happen," said Paul, quoted from Talksport.
"Why not? If I can learn boxing in two years and beat someone like Tyron Woodley."
"If that's the case, why can't I learn MMA in two years and then beat an opponent like Woodley?"
"That's my answer. It will happen on several occasions, 100 percent," he said again.
Khabib Nurmagomedov Becomes MMA Promoter, Oscar De La Hoya Asks To Solve Old UFC Problems
MDP Live - Boxing legend, Oscar De La Hoya, asked Khabib Nurmagomedov to eradicate the problems often faced in the UFC.
Khabib Nurmagomedov made a new breakthrough in the business world after choosing to retire as an MMA fighter.
After hanging up his MMA gloves, Khabib Nurmagomedov founded his MMA fighting business with the Eagle Fighting Championship (Eagle FC).
He then tried to take Eagle FC to tour various parts of the world. After exploring the Asian market, the United States became the destination.
The United States is the benchmark in the sport of MMA.
Holding a fight in Uncle Sam's country means it will be able to raise Eagle FC's rating.
In their debut tour in the United States, Eagle FC is planning to hold a fight on January 28, 2022.
It is planned that several top fighters in MMA such as Tyrone Spong, Sergei Kharitonov, and Rashad Evans will be featured at the celebration titled Eagle FC 44.