Jake Paul plans to train with Khabib Nurmagomedov and launch MMA career 5 months ago

Jake Paul plans to train with Khabib Nurmagomedov and launch MMA career

'People seem to forget that I was a state wrestler, division one in Ohio'

Jake Paul has stated that he plans to train with Khabib Nurmagomedov when he makes the jump from boxing to MMA.

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Despite initial apprehension from the fanbase, Paul has solidified himself as a professional boxer capable of going up against some industry top-tier fighters.

Now, the internet personality has staked his intent to jump from the ring to the cage and train with none other than Nurmagomedov.

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What's more, he has promised to do the same thing in the mixed martial arts arena, having made such notable strides in boxing within two years.

However first, he'll have to beat ex-UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley who he'll re-fight this Saturday night.

"For sure, 100 per cent I think it could happen," Paul said when prompted about a possible MMA fight at their pre-fight press conference.

"Why not? If I can learn how to box in two years and beat people like [Woodley], then why can't I learn how to do MMA in two years and beat people like him?

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"That's my answer, it will happen at some point, 100 per cent."

Woodley however did not take kindly to Paul's words and stated that his dreams were a long way off.

"You're a liar," Woodley laughed.

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"Let's do MMA then, after we do the boxing I can elbow you in the head and knee you in the nugget. He's cap [lying]."

In a later interview, Paul claimed his MMA coach will be Javier Mendez, who also trains powerhouse Nurmagomedov.

"People seem to forget that I was a state wrestler, division one in Ohio.

"That's one of the hardest wrestling states and I don't see why if I can do boxing at this high of a level that I couldn't do MMA at this high of a level.

"I'm going to go and get coached up by Javier Mendes, Team Khabib and that's that.

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"They're down, 100 per cent - I've got to go 10-0 or 12-0 in boxing first and then I'll hit that MMA fight."

Will Paul fare as well in the cage? Only the future will tell.

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