Donald Cerrone is open to fighting Jake Paul after moving on from the UFC.
Grizzled veteran Cerrone was last seen in action against fellow veteran Jim Miller in July at UFC 276. He dropped the bout by submission in what turned out to be the final appearance of his 16-year-long career. His decision to step away was sparked after a seven-fight skid, including six losses and a sole no-contest with Niko Price. He ended his run inside the octagon with a record of 36-17-2.
Donald Cerrone willing to fight Jake Paul after UFC retirement
In a recent tweet by Brendan Schaub’s Thiccc Boy Studio, Donald Cerrone talked about the idea of competing against Jake Paul in a boxing fight.
“Would I like to fight him?” Cerrone said. “Of course, how could I say no to millions of dollars? I would definitely go out there and do it but I’m not sitting over here saying, ‘Jake, you’re a f**king YouTuber, ain’t worth a f**k, blah, blah, blah.’ My man, you’re making money, make the money. If you want to throw some money my way, I’m with ya.”
Is this the next fight for Jake Paul?! ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/AipZNFeqjq
— Thiccc Boy Studio (@officialthiccc) December 29, 2022
Cerrone praised Paul for his knockout power
‘Cowboy’ further praised Paul for his strong right hand and argued against the idea of the fights being rigged.
“The Jake Paul phenomenon is crazy. He’s got everybody calling him out, kinda like the big Conor push. That’s what I feel like is happening with Jake Paul. It’s one right hand and I don’t see why they wouldn’t because that’s a big money fight. But you can’t take away like everyone’s saying those are rigged fights. I think he hits hard.
“I really do think those are legitimate shots and strikes. He’s been practicing boxing and he’s whipping their a**es. I don’t think there’s any mis-hype. I think he’s got something going on there.”
Jake Paul is coming off a win over legendary mixed martial artist Anderson Silva in his last outing, arguably the biggest win of his career. He has not announced his next opponent yet and could find a suitable option in Cerrone now that he has voiced his interest.