Recently, UFC commentator Joe Rogan and WWE icon Ric Flair discussed Jake Paul’s status as a professional boxer on The JRE Podcast. They also talked about the reasons why Jake should steer clear of a match with Mike Tyson, one of boxing’s all-time greats.
During his appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, Ric Flair shared his views on the possibility of Jake Paul competing against Mike Tyson. Flair explained that Tyson is in good shape and trains every day, making him a formidable opponent even at his age.
Flair stated: “I’ll tell you what, the one thing he [Jake Paul] doesn’t wanna do is fight Mike [Tyson]…He wants to fight Mike, I think…Mike’s in good shape too…Mike trains everyday. Yeah, he don’t wanna fight Mike.”
Rogan then went on to explain why it wouldn’t be in the best interest of Paul to compete with Mike Tyson. He explained that despite Tyson’s age, he still possesses a lot of power and could easily cause serious damage to his opponent. Rogan also mentioned that Tyson trains regularly with MMA coach Rafael Cordeiro.
Rogan stated: “Like, I don’t give a f**k if you think he’s 55-years-old, that guy will hurt you…If Jake Paul’s is in the other side of the ring and sees Mike Tyson just f**king bobbing and weaving, he’s gonna have a recognition. He’s gonna look over and go, ‘Oh my God, that’s really Mike Tyson.'”
It would be fascinating to see whether the former YouTuber will finally compete in a match with Tyson.
In the meantime, Jake Paul has a big match coming up on August 5th. He will be facing UFC icon challenger Nate Diaz in what promises to be an exciting bout.
Diaz is a skilled MMA artist with a lot of experience, and it will be interesting to see how he transitions from MMA to boxing. For Paul, this will be an opportunity to bounce back from his loss to Tommy Fury and prove that he has what it takes to be a legitimate professional boxer.
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