May 30, 2023

Jake Paul Transitions To MMA With Multiyear Fight Deal 

Jake Paul is transitioning into the world of combined martial arts with a significant partnership to get the subsequent section of his profession underway.

On Thursday, Paul introduced that he was headed into MMA beneath a brand new cope with the Skilled Fighters League. Whereas insiders are maintaining the precise greenback quantity beneath wraps, PFL chairman and co-founder Donn Davis confirmed to ESPN that it’s a multi-fight, multi-year deal, that means the earnings might prime the thousands and thousands. 

The favored Youtuber turned fighter has teased a brand new profession in MMA for some time, even getting within the ring with just a few MMA execs. This contains Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva. His profitable boxing profession started in August 2018 when he defeated British YouTuber Deji Olatunji within the fifth spherical of an newbie battle. In January 2020, shortly after turning professional, Paul overpowered fellow YouTuber-turned-boxer AnEsonGib by TKO within the first spherical. 

Now, holding a boxing document of 6-0 with 4 knockouts, Paul is able to transfer on, however not simply within the MMA cage. As a part of his new cope with PFL, Paul may even be the Head of Fighter Advocacy. With this new function, Paul may even deal with rising fighter pay worldwide. His first line of responsibility is providing MMA fighter Nick Diaz a two-fight deal. They’ll face off in a boxing match earlier than linking up as soon as extra for an MMA match within the PFL SmartCage. 

An official date for his first MMA battle has but to be introduced.