Las Vegas – Dana White is sick of talking about it Jake Paulbut even he was tipping his hat, albeit a small one, at the idea of fighting the YouTuber-turned-boxer Anderson Silva – if rumors They are correct of course.
in Dana White Competition Series 52 In the post-fight press conference on Tuesday, White expressed his displeasure and disgust with the questioning about Paul at his press conferences — he reluctantly influenced the match anyway.
“I don’t care, do you know what I mean?” White told reporters including MMA Junkie. “If he’s really fighting Anderson Silva, and that’s right, then it’s time to have a real fight on his hands there. No matter how old Anderson is, yes, this is a real fight.”
Paul vs Silva has not been confirmed, but multiple outlets reported on Monday and Tuesday The match is finished On October 29. Veteran boxing journalist Dan Raphael also reports that Phoenix is the target location for the Showtime pay-per-view event.
Paul, 25, is 5-0 but has never faced an opponent with previous boxing experience (except His rematch is Tyron WoodleyWoodley’s only previous experience was their first encounter). But it’s not without its attempts, as matches against boxers Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr. were called off when Paul’s opponents withdrew.
Paul racked up wins over former UFC fighters Woodley and Askerin, as well as former NBA star Nate Robinson and YouTuber Ali Inson Gibb.
Silva, 47, 3-0 in boxing. After leaving the UFC in 2020, Silva returned to the world of boxing – a place where he went 1-0 before the reign of MMA mainstream. In his boxing appearance after the UFC, Silva won split decision Above Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and defeated Tito Ortiz.
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