Depend Joe Rogan amongst these desperate to see Jake Paul tackle Anderson Silva within the boxing ring on Oct. 29.
The matchup is rumored to happen in Phoenix after former UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound nice Silva not too long ago obtained a boxing license to combat in Arizona.
Silva, 47, is 2-0 since returning to boxing final yr, with back-to-back victories over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and former UFC gentle heavyweight titleholder Tito Ortiz, ending the latter through KO.
‘The Spider’ is extensively thought of one of many biggest strikers in MMA historical past and one of many hardest fights accessible for Paul proper now, based on Rogan.
The UFC colour commentator and podcast host spoke candidly concerning the matchup throughout a current episode of The Joe Rogan Expertise (h/t MMA Junkie), crediting YouTuber Paul as a legit expertise and Silva his hardest check to this point.
“I adore it,” Rogan stated. “If Jake Paul actually decides to combat Anderson, that’s a really, very, very powerful combat. Anderson, if he simply went straight into boxing, would have been a f*cking world champion.”
“Jake Paul is likely one of the smartest entrepreneurs that the f*cking sport has ever seen,” he added. “And he can combat. The factor is, individuals suppose he’s this YouTube man, and he can’t combat. The way in which he knocked out Tyron Woodley? Come the f*ck on.”
“I’ve stated this a number of instances: If that man was only a boxer and also you by no means recognized something about his background on YouTube and also you noticed him knock out Tyron Woodley with one shot, you’d be like, ‘Holy sh*t, there’s this new man developing, and he’s a foul motherf*cker. He’s actually legit.’”
Paul is 5-0 in boxing with knockout victories over former MMA welterweight champions Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley. He final fought in Dec. 2021 at a Showtime Sports activities occasion the place he knocked out ‘T-Wooden’ within the sixth spherical. Regardless of by no means having fought knowledgeable boxer, Paul is likely one of the hottest commodities and largest attracts within the sport proper now.