LAS VEGAS – With Anderson Silva’s current success in boxing, UFC president Dana White doubts Jake Paul would need any a part of him.
Silva, the previous longtime UFC middleweight champion, is already 2-0 since returning to the boxing ring, selecting up a giant upset over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and a first-round knockout of former UFC mild heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz.
With Paul persevering with to focus on MMA fighters and already beating former champions Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, White doesn’t imagine there’s any approach he considers boxing Silva subsequent.
“Anderson Silva may really be the GOAT of fight sports activities,” White advised MMA Junkie and different reporters in attendance on the UFC Apex following Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Sequence 39 occasion. “It’ll be fascinating to see what he does subsequent.
“I f*cking assure you this: You ain’t gonna see Jake Paul calling Anderson Silva out. That I f*cking promise you. (Silva is) his dimension, and he’s really good. He’s previous, which is what Jake Paul likes to combat previous guys. He likes to combat previous guys which can be too small and which can be completely, positively washed up.”
Paul did just lately flip his consideration to Jorge Masvidal, difficult White to let Masvidal field although he’s at the moment underneath a UFC contract.
However a dismissive White had a easy response to Paul’s request.
“Hey, Jake, Anderson’s out (of a UFC contract),” White mentioned. “Anderson Silva’s out, Jake. Jake? Jake?”