Jake Paul has taken a shot at five of his rivals as momentum continues to build heading into his next boxing match.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer has been a constant noise since stepping into the world of combat sports, frequently calling out a high-profile UFC stars in an attempt to lure them into a bout, or to get his name into the conversation, depending on how you look at it.
Inside the ring he’s a capable enough striker, as he proved by knocking out Nate Robinson and Ben Askren, with his next challenge coming later this summer when he fights former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
Paul targets UFC stars
Prior to that, though, Paul is more than happy to wind up the other MMA fighters he’s been teasing – and he did so again on Father’s Day.
as a father myself, today means a lot to me.— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) June 20, 2021
even though they’ve all lost a lot… my sons all have made me so proud?? pic.twitter.com/LJPcX0LnTi
“As a father myself, today means a lot to me. even though they’ve all lost a lot… my sons all have made me so proud” He wrote along with a series of photos of each fighter.
Kamaru Usman and Daniel Cormier have both engaged in a back and forth war of words with Paul whereas Conor McGregor seems to be the “end goal” for ‘The Problem Child’ in his pursuit of the ultimate money fight.
Askren, though, is the only one Paul has actually fought who has spent time with the promotion, with the ex-UFC star being unable to overcome Jake’s power.
It seems as if the trend of mixed martial artists being the ones who step up to fight Jake will also continue, although Tyson Fury’s younger brother Tommy has also been discussed as one to watch in the “who will get the next fight” sweepstake.
Jake Paul’s priority for the next couple of months will be training to fight Tyron Woodley on August 28. Conor McGregor, on the other hand, will compete much sooner than that on July 10 at UFC 264 – with Kamaru Usman vs Colby Covington 2 being tipped to happen later this year.
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