- Daniel Cormier thinks Jake Paul should go after Anderson Silva rather than Michael Bisping
- DC reckoned that “The Spider” is the fighter who could shed light on what “The Problem Child” is really trying to prove
With still no fight booked yet, Jake Paul has come up with a “hit list” that includes a host of UFC and boxing legends. Among them, was former middleweight world champion Michael Bisping. The pair has been going back and forth on social media but according to Daniel Cormier, the YouTuber is barking up at the wrong tree.
It should be Anderson Silva
In a video on his YouTube channel, Cormier said that if Paul is really locking his eyes on older fighter, the name he should be calling out is Anderson Silva, the former longtime UFC middleweight champion.
For DC, Silva still has a lot left in his tank compared to Bisping, who has already been plagued with injuries. Therefore, it’s the fight that makes most sense for “The Problem Child.”
“You want an older guy to fight?” Cormier said of Paul. “Hey, there’s a former UFC champion that is doing exactly what you’re doing. His name’s Anderson Silva. That’s who you should be fighting, Jake. That’s who you should be calling out, because guess what, he still fits the mold. Former UFC champ. Amateur boxer because he’s only fought, I don’t know, five boxing fights just like you. He’s your size and he’s up there in age so it still fits the mold.”
“You should be calling out Anderson, not Michael Bisping,” he added. “That’s the fight. That’s the fight.”
Confused of what Paul really wants to do in the sport, Cormier is certain a fight with Silva will enlighten the people about what it is the YouTuber really wants to imply.
“Not only does that fight fit the mold of what [Paul’s] you’re doing, that fight actually gives us some idea of what this thing is that you’re trying to do or portray,” DC pointed out.
Cormier believes Bisping fight might bring a lot of attention, but Silva seems to be an ideal bout for Jake Paul. Youtuber can prove to his audience that he’s a real fighter.
“If you really want to show the world, if you really want to prove that this is a second career for Jake Paul,” Daniel Cormier said, “that you want to be considered legitimate, you got the Showtime deal, you’re a fighter — fight Anderson Silva. That’s fun because Anderson Silva is still an amateur boxer, but he’s still training, he’s still fit, he’s dealt with injuries obviously, when you’re a UFC champion for as long as he’s been and on top of the game, you’ve got injuries. He’s older — Anderson’s older than all of us, but Anderson is still fighting and Anderson Silva presents a chance for you to truly prove yourself. So let go of the Bisping thing.
“I get it. If you’re gonna fight Mike, I’m tuning in. Hell, I might even go to watch my friend cash in and watch you get pushed [to a place] that you have not been pushed to yet. Maybe in sparring, but in a fight, nobody’s pushed you like Bisping will push Jake Paul. But if Jake Paul wants to be considered real and Jake Paul wants to be an actual fighter, you’ve gotta fight somebody that is more in the game. And that person to me is Anderson Silva.”
Silva is now 47 years old and is 3-1 as pro boxer. Paul, on the other hand, is much younger and is unbeaten in pro boxing. Nevertheless, a fight between the two will surely be a huge hit.