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Thursday, Jan 05, 2023

Jake Paul Signs With PFL to Compete in MMA

Jake Paul (image via YouTube)

By FCF Staff

For some time now, there’s been speculation about whether YouTube star and boxer, Jake Paul, could move to MMA. Now, it’s been announced that Paul has signed with the PFL and that he will compete in a new, Super Fight division for the promotion.

Recently the news of Paul’s PFL signing was reported by the New York Times, and the fighter has also released a video announcing the move. In the video, Paul reported his bouts will take place in the Super Fight division, which will be broadcast via pay-per-view. Fighters will reportedly receive at least 50% of the PPV revenue.

Paul, who has repeatedly called for MMA fighters to receive more pay and has harshly criticized the UFC’s compensation model, will be “Head of Fighter Advocacy” for the PFL.

In a follow-up report from ESPN, PFL Chairman Donn Davis relayed that Paul will likely make his MMA debut in early 2024.

In the video, Paul claims he’s offered Nate Diaz a two-fight deal, in which they would compete in one boxing match as well as a MMA fight.

The 25-year-old Paul has gone 6-0 to date in professional boxing bouts, while predominantly competing against former MMA fighters. Most recently, Paul recorded a decision win over Anderson Silva.

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