Jake Paul threw the world of combat sports into a loop earlier this week when he signed a multi-year contract to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA) under the Professional Fighters League (PFL) banner. It’s unclear at this time who or when Paul will make his first professional MMA appearance, but his decision to switch to another sport has sparked a lot of intrigue.
While some fighters have spoken their minds disparaging Paul for thinking he can compete in professional MMA, others have come out in support of “Problem Child”. That includes Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran and former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, who has offered his services to the YouTube sensation.
On Thursday, ‘El Cucuy’ took to Twitter to invite Paul to come train with him. Ferguson told Paul he “may be one of my students”. Check it out below:
“Let me know when you need a good MMA trainer @jakepaul. You can be one of my students,” Ferguson wrote.
Paul teased a move to MMA in late 2021 and revealed he plans to train at the American Kickboxing Academy in California. However, we don’t know if this is still happening or who Paul will actually train with for his MMA debut. It may be a good idea to take up Ferguson’s offer and soak up the knowledge of one of the most experienced and skilled MMA fighters in the world.
Paul, who has a background in wrestling, will make his next boxing appearance again this year before stepping into the cage. It is unknown at this time who Paul will be fighting, but his list of potential opponents includes Nate Diaz, Tommy Fury, KSI and a few others.
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