Michael Bisping has two names in mind for Jake Paul’s next opponent.
While Paul suffered the first loss of his boxing career to Tommy Fury by split decision last weekend, the former UFC Middleweight Champion suggests the idea of them running it back in the ring right away.
“What is next?” Bisping said on his YouTube channel. “Well, as we saw, he’s probably gonna get the rematch. But there is other fights out there for him. There was a rematch clause, but I’m assuming that’s Jake Paul’s right to take that and maybe he doesn’t want to take that. Maybe he doesn’t wanna lose two in a row because if you lose his two fights in a row to Tommy Fury, then this experiment, this circus show, this side show, whatever you want to call it, this traveling circus of Jake Paul and his YouTube community in the boxing world, it’s over. It is done. Stick a fork in it because it will be done.
“So, will he take another automatic rematch against Tommy Fury? We don’t know. He certainly ain’t gonna fight Canelo Alvarez. We know that he was talking about fighting him. That is not gonna happen [laughs] after what Tommy Fury did to him.”
Bisping: Nate Diaz Is Probably Jake Paul’s Best Option
A rematch with Fury is definitely an option for ‘The Problem Child at this point, but Bisping believes there is an even better one for Paul right now and that lies with the Stockton superstar Nate Diaz.
Diaz has been on a collision course of sorts with Paul for a time now and things could get interesting considering the fact that Diaz is now a free agent after leaving the UFC last year.
“Well there’s Nate Diaz out there and I gotta say, I thought Nate Diaz would get beat off Tommy Fury, but after seeing that on Saturday night, I don’t know if he would. I don’t know if he would cause Nate Diaz is tough as hell,” Bisping said. “Diaz has got a chin and he’s got conditioning for days. Remember when he fought Leon Edwards, who’s an incredible striker. In the fifth round, Diaz landed his last punch. The relevance of that is that Diaz never goes away. Diaz is always a threat, Jake Paul’s bigger and he’s focusing on boxing alone as opposed to jiu-jitsu and wrestling and all the rest of it.
“But Nate Diaz might not be a bad option. In fact, it’s probably his best option. Probably the only option that would have a crossover, fan appeal that would get a lot of people involved: the boxing community, the mixed martial arts community, the UFC fans, the Nate Diaz fans. That would be a big blockbuster and it would probably be a safer fight than what it would be against Tommy Fury because Tommy Fury Saturday night, even though he didn’t look like it, he handled the nerves and the pressure like a pro.
“That is the question,” Bisping added. “Who is it gonna be next? Is it Tommy Fury or Nate Diaz? They’re the two.”
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