Jake Paul appears to have finally caught up with the rest of the world in that he’s claimed he’s become tired of fighting older MMA stars in the boxing ring.
The 25-year-old Paul’s latest win came against the 47-year-old Anderson Silva on the scorecards a few months ago, while he also lured former UFC fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley out of retirement to fight him during his 6-0 career in the boxing ring so far.
Lately another retired UFC fighter Donald Cerrone started talking up the idea of taking on Paul next, despite the 39-year-old having gone winless in his last seven UFC fights, including suffering 4 TKO defeats, before hanging up his gloves last year.
“Would I like to fight him?” Cerrone had said on Brendan Schaub’s podcast. “How could I say no to millions of dollars? I would definitely go out there and do it, but I’m not sitting here saying, ‘Jake you’re a YouTuber, you’re not worth a f*ck, blah blah blah.’ No, man. You’re making money and if you want to throw some money my way, I’m with you.”
Thankfully, Paul doesn’t appear to be interested in fighting ‘Cowboy’.
“I don’t know, I’m kind of tired of beating these old dudes up like that, you know what I’m saying,” Paul told The Schmo. “I’m just trying to get someone in there who is younger, but they’re all scared. They’re just trying to protect their record.”
It’s unclear at this stage if that also means Paul is ruling out the possibility of fighting Nate Diaz, who is only two years younger than Cerrone.
The 37-year-old Diaz fought out the remaining fight on his UFC contract with a submission win over Tony Ferguson last year and is believed to now be actively seeking a boxing match with Paul, but while the Youtuber turned boxer had appeared interested in the match-up, it’s not yet come to fruition.