Jake Paul seems to be already considering a move to MMA.
During Thursday’s Paul-Woodley press conference, Jake told media members that he would 100 percent fight in MMA in the future.
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“100 percent I think it can happen, why not? If I can learn how to box in two years and beat people like him (Tyron Woodley). then why can’t I learn how to do MMA in two years and people like him (Woodley). It will happen at some point, 100 percent.”
Paul would later reveal that he’s already talked to legendary MMA coach Javier Menendez and former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov about training him.
“If I can do boxing at this high of a level, then I don’t see why I couldn’t do MMA at this high of a level…I’m going to get coached up by Javier Mendez, team Khabib…they’re down 100 percent”
Mendez confirmed to ESPN that he had talked to Paul about training MMA.
Mendez confirmed Paul’s words in a message to ESPN on Thursday. The legendary MMA coach, who has guided the careers of the likes of UFC luminaries Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez, and Nurmagomedov, said he has exchanged pleasantries with Paul over direct message, and one of Paul’s coaches, Jacob Chavez, is a coach at AKA and one of Mendez’s best friends.
It’ll be interesting to see if Paul stays true to his word and fights in MMA in the near future.