Jake Paul is eager to get back to boxing – and with the August date announced he’s in an urgent need of an opponent.
Youtuber turned pro-boxer has now made a career out of knocking out MMA veterans who never had a professional boxing match. Paul is undefeated with 5 victories, including four knockouts.
Recently Paul decided to upgrade from picking on UFC Welterweights to former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Paul consecutively knocked out former Bellator champion Ben Askren and UFC Welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley.
Now, the younger of the Paul brothers is looking to face another former champion. “The Problem Child” has publicly called out the former UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping.
Bisping was known for his striking and excellent cardio but he’s also known for the multitiude of injuries he’s endured over the course of his career.
However, there is only one problem with that potential boxing match. The 43-year UFC Hall of Famer only has one eye.
With that in mind, Jake Paul challenged Bisping to a boxing match, but only if he could get sanctioned by a boxing commission.
“I challenge you to stop hosting your struggling podcast, get licensed to fight, and box me. Let’s see if that UFC belt and all the respect you have can help you beat me in a boxing match.” Jake Paul said in a Twitter post.
In the same post, Paul shared a video where he repeatedly mocked Bisping’s sigh problem.
“I get why he’s mad at the new kid on the block, whatever, talking all this sh*t,” Paul said in the video. “When he looks at his bank account, guys, you may not know this, but he only sees half of it, so he really thinks he made half of that amount of money since he only has one eye, but the eye jokes are not funny. (Eye) truly don’t think it’s funny. (Eye) think it’s mean. And (eye) am sorry.”
Bisping is apparently down to face Jake Paul in the ring. As a response, Bisping apparently accepted the invite by posting on his Twitter: “Send location.”
After his retirement, Bisping became notoriously famous for saying that he won the UFC championship with only one eye. The British champion severely injured his eye when he suffered a high-kick knockout loss against Vitor Belfort in 2013. Bisping also had extensive knee surgeries.
Despite the major injury, Bisping continued fighting and was able to win the UFC gold three years later.