- Jake Paul shared photos and videos of his first-ever jiu-jitsu training session
- “The Problem Child” is being challenged by a wide array of MMA superstars ahead of his debut
As combat sports fans hold their breath for his highly-anticipated pro MMA debut, Jake Paul, meanwhile, wants to ensure he’s bringing his A game with him once he steps inside the cage. In fact, the YouTube star has officially begun training in jiu-jitsu to hone his grappling skills.
Working on the ground
Paul has proven to everybody that he got that knockout power in his hands. He also has some wrestling background on his resume, having wrestled back in high school. However, there’s a great chance “The Problem” will be tested in grappling when he finally makes his MMA debut.
Sharing his progress on social media, Paul posted a few photos and video clips of his first jiu-jitsu training session. In the video, the unbeaten boxer could be seen working on the mount and some takedown defense.
Watch the clip below:
The line is long
Since Paul joined PFL, MMA fighters from both the past and the present have thrown their name in the conversation. The YouTuber-turned-boxer clearly isn’t running short in options as UFC legends Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis and Chuck Liddell are already presenting an interesting storyline. Mike Perry has also made his pitch for a potential showdown with “The Problem Child.”
However, it appears that Paul will go for another boxing match first before finally making his maiden MMA match. Recent reports say the Paul vs. Tommy Fury boxing match is once again in the works with a potential date targeted to take place in February.
Paul has a flawless record of 6-0 in pro boxing. Four of his wins came by way of KO/TKO, His latest victim was former UFC middleweight champion and MMA icon Anderson Silva. Prior to Silva, Paul made waves in boxing by savagely knocking out former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and former ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren.
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