Former UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping is ready and willing to face Youtube star Jake Paul in a boxing match.
In recent weeks, Paul has been calling out several MMA stars – namely UFC superstar Conor McGregor – to face him in a boxing ring.
Paul, 2-0 with 2 knockouts as a boxer, made worldwide headlines in late November when he brutally knocked out NBA veteran Nate Robinson – in the co-featured attraction on the very successful Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones pay-per-view.
Paul, 23-years-old, has also challenged McGregor’s close friend and teammate Dillon Danis. In a recent video, Paul drove by in a vehicle and pelted Danis with water balloons.
Bisping, 41-years-old, retired from mixed martial arts more than two years ago after suffering back-to-back defeats to Georges St-Pierre and Kelvin Gastelum.
According to Bisping, his manger has been approached by Paul’s team with an offer for a boxing match.
He’s ready to fight Jake Paul and his older brother Logan Paul, who takes on Floyd Mayweather in a pay-per-view exhibition bout on February 20.
“Jake Paul, if you want to f–king go, Logan Paul, if you want to go, then I guess you have to put your hands in your pockets and man up. Because you’re talking sh-t, you’re contacting my manager saying that you want to fight,” Bisping told the Believe You Me podcast.
“Well, guess what, buddy? I’m here. I’m going nowhere. You want to fight someone? You want to test yourself? Hey, I’m 0-0 as a boxer. You’re saying you’re 1-0, you’re 2-0, I’m 0-0. At the end of the day, if you want to do this, stop playing games. You want to do it? I’ll do it. I’m here. No problem. Okay?
“I’m almost 42-years old, I’m a former world champion and I will take you to school, my friend. And I’ll guarantee you this. You won’t get out of three rounds. That’s an absolute fact. You won’t get out of one round but we’ll say three just to give you that little insurance blanket. If this is a real offer, let me know and we’ll do it. 100 percent. Logan Paul or Jake Paul, or both.
“In my research and infinite wisdom of the fight game and after my extensive enquiries, I figured out he’s a bum and he’d be very easy to beat. But that said, he does have power, he is athletic, he is young. These are good things to have in the fight game.”
Noel Galang – Kamao TV