Following Jake Paul’s challenge to Dana White, the unified featherweight world champion boxer, Amanda Serrano, has said that she wants to back up her manager Paul under the UFC banner. Serrano picked one of the female fighters with the biggest fan base – women’s pound-for-pound champion Valentina Shevchenko, as her opponent.
Amanda Serrano took to her Twitter account to express her will to fight the UFC Queen. She jumped in and backed up Jake Paul’s tweet where he requested:
“Happy new year Dana White, Here is a real challenge for you…
I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to:
Increase min fighter pay per fight to $50k (it’s $12k now)
Guarantee UFC fighters 50% of UFC annual revenues ($1bn in 2021)
Provide long term healthcare to all fighters (you previously said brain damage is part of the gig… imagine the NFL said that ). There are many UFC alums who have publicly said they are suffering from brain damage
You have 5 days to accept and implement the above by March 31, 2022. Once implemented I will immediately retire from boxing, enter USADA and agree to a 1 fight deal with UFC to fight weak chin Jorge.
To all UFC fighters — time to take a stand and create value for yourselves and peers. You deserve higher pay, you deserve long term healthcare and above all you deserve freedom. Support each other.
I am not your enemy, I am your advocate…who selfishly wants to KO a few of you to make some big bank.”
Following Jake’s action, the 33-year-old Puerto Rican wrote that she will sign a 1 fight deal to fight Shevchenko.
“I will gladly sign a one-fight deal with the UFC to challenge Valentina for the Flyweight Championship if UFC agrees to Jake’s offer. Let’s make history.” Wrote Serrano on January 3.
Happy new year @danawhite. Here is a real challenge for you…
I will immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if you agree to: pic.twitter.com/bJScDVITvL
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 1, 2022
If this fight is confirmed, this will be Serrano’s 4th professional MMA fight. Amanda Serrano has gone 2-0-1 in mixed martial arts. She started her MMA career in 2018 with a fight that resulted in a draw. She won the other 2 fights via submission in the following years. A bit surprising for a pro boxer to win via submission, however, Serrano has a background in jiu-jitsu and has a 5-0 jiu-jitsu record.
Meanwhile, in her pro boxing career, Serrano hasn’t lost since 2012 and has won 28 fights back-to-back. She has successfully retained WBC, WBO, and IBO female featherweight titles against Yamileth Recardo in August last year.
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