Will Jake Paul retire from boxing to compete in MMA? Details on potential next fight vs. former UFC champion

For the past two years, Jake Paul has caused a stir in the boxing world. The 25-year-old has knocked out multiple opponents, from combat sports stars to retired athletes. He may be interested in bringing his talent to MMA, and a promotion may consider bringing him on board.

Paul has criticized UFC president Dana White for paying fighters. The YouTube star even proposed a deal where he would retire from boxing and fight for the UFC. It turns out that this is not a hoax, as he has been participating in MMA training. Paul recently tweeted that he would most likely weigh 185 for an MMA fight. Khabib Nurmagomdeov, former UFC lightweight champion and owner of Eagle FC, invited Paul to join the promotional roster.

“The doors of @EagleFightClub are always open for you and your team.”

Khabib made his MMA debut in 2008 and joined the UFC in 2012. He ran the competition there and won the UFC lightweight title in 2018. Khabib defended the title three times and retired after a submission win over Justin Gaethje. at UFC 254 in 2020. Khabib recently purchased the Gorilla Fighting Championship, turning it into Eagle FC. The promotion’s first event is January 28 in Miami.

Paul, who has earned interest from PFL Furthermore, he accepted the offer on one condition: he could fight Khabib in the cage.

It should be noted that Paul has been interested in working with Khabib’s trainers at the American Academy of Kickboxing to prepare for a career in MMA. Javier Méndez finished counting the schmo that there could be a collaboration, but that Paul would not receive special treatment.

The main event for Eagle FC 44 will be Tyrone Spong vs. Sergei Kharitonov. Paul, who recently bought a house in Miami, could end up attending the event just to spark rumors of a possible fight.