Sean O’Malley believes Jake Paul should fight Mike Perry regardless of the outcome against Nate Diaz.
Earlier this year, there were concerns about whether Tommy Fury would pull out of his boxing match against Paul. As a result, Perry was named as the official backup in case ‘TNT’ didn’t show up. Although ‘Platinum’ wasn’t needed in February, O’Malley, the number one-ranked UFC bantamweight, would love to see the matchup in the future.
During an episode of the TimboSugarShow, O’Malley had this to say about his interest in Paul vs. Perry:
“Mike Perry [vs.] Jake Paul gets a little more interesting, not bare-knuckle. Even if Jake loses to Nate [Diaz], it’s still like motherf*cker can fight Mike Perry and it would be interesting.”
Fury did show up for his fight against ‘The Problem Child’ and gave the former YouTuber his first professional boxing loss. On August 5, Paul returns to the ring for a boxing bout against Diaz, who recently parted ways with the UFC.
Watch the latest episode of the TimboSugarShow below:
Tim Welch, the coach of Sean O’Malley, questions whether Jake Paul would consider fighting Mike Perry in BKFC
Mike Perry has become the face of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Since leaving the UFC in April 2021, Perry has secured three wins in BKFC against Julian Lane, Bellator’s Michael ‘Venum’ Page, and Luke Rockhold on April 29. The question is, how many more fighters will be willing to test their skills in bare-knuckle boxing against ‘Platinum’?
During the same podcast episode, Sean O’Malley’s coach and close friend, Tim Welch, had this to say about Jake Paul potentially fighting Perry in BKFC:
“I wonder if Jake [Paul] would even entertain that if Bare Knuckle [Fighting Championship] is like, ‘Hey, we’ll give you $5 million to fight Mike Perry.’ I wonder if he’d be like, ‘fuck no.’”
The chances of Paul trying bare-knuckle are slim to none. The former YouTuber has voiced concerns about acquiring too much brain damage and has bigger plans for his combat sports career. After fighting Nate Diaz on August 5, ‘The Problem Child’ will likely make his MMA debut with PFL. He also seems interested in working towards a massive boxing fight against someone like Conor McGregor or Canelo Alvarez.