Jake Paul Skeptical About Facing Tony Ferguson in MMA Debut, Seeks Right Matchup for Future Fights

Jake Paul, the YouTuber-turned-boxer, recently expressed a lack of interest in facing Tony Ferguson for his first MMA fight. After securing a knockout victory over Ryan Bourland in their 200-pound match in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Paul is yet to schedule his MMA debut with the PFL. Despite being open to opponents, he seemed unenthusiastic about fighting the struggling UFC lightweight Ferguson, with his manager, Nakisa Bidarian, stating, “That would not be a fair matchup.”

 

Paul, speaking at his post-fight news conference, mentioned, “Anyone who can get out of their (UFC) contract, I’ll fight. That’s easy work, as far as I am concerned. I do want to do a PFL MMA match — it just has to be the right opponent. But Nate (Diaz) did duck my $15 million offer, so we’ll see who else is on the chopping block. … Tony Ferguson? He said he wanted to fight? I don’t want to see him go out like that – that would be sad. He’s a great guy. We don’t want that for Tony.”

 

Looking ahead, Paul aims to fight at least twice more this year. He stated, “I’m going to stay as active as possible. It’s just about finding the right opponents. This is my life now. It’s a lifestyle, and I’ll be back hopefully two more times before the end of the year.”

 

On early Monday, Paul took to Twitter to hint at the potential date for his upcoming fight: April 26.

 

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