Video: Jake Paul shows off skills during ‘1st day training kicks’
Jake Paul is doing his best to dominate the boxing world, but the social media sensation is also considering an eventual switch to MMA.
While Paul has really only fought aging MMA fighters in decline, he has shone in every boxing appearance to date. This includes his recent knockout destruction of former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. If you haven’t seen it, you are really missing it.
Paul, 24, has only been fighting professionally for just under two years. The social media star could fight just about anyone he wanted, as long as they’re not currently under contract, so it’ll be interesting to see who “Problem Child” meets on his next outing. It could be another backup against Tommy Fury or a massive boxing match with Nate Diaz, who has only one fight left on his UFC contract.
Fortunately for Paul, his future opportunities are not limited to just the boxing ring. The former high school standout fighter has already earned the interest of Bellator MMA president Scott Coker, who called Jake and his older brother, Logan Paul, “real athletes” who he would like to sign. It is highly unlikely that Paul will ever come face to face with his growing rival, UFC president Dana White, so he will have to find a home elsewhere if he wants to pursue a career in MMA.
Earlier today, Paul posted some amazing footage of him training kicking. It’s short, but Paul seems to have pretty good technique. The kicks were certainly telegraphed, but impressive nonetheless. That’s not to say that Paul is ready for any kind of MMA fight anytime soon, but it’s interesting to see him extend his training beyond boxing.
Check out the video in the player above.
Knowing what Paul has already accomplished during his short boxing career and his high school wrestling experience, do you think he can make any waves in a possible MMA fight? You would have to completely abandon your love of boxing to hone your MMA skills on your feet and more importantly on the ground, but haven’t you impressed to date?
Let us know what you think. If Paul wins another boxing match or two, it will only be a matter of time before Bellator or another promotion not called the UFC gives him a shot inside the cage.