UFC Welterweight Sends Warning To Jake Paul: “In MMA… These Guys Are Coming For Blood”

UFC Welterweight Sends Warning To Jake Paul: “In MMA… These Guys Are Coming For Blood”

Jake Paul recently signed a deal with the PFL, announcing not just an investment in the MMA promotion – but also his plans to move into MMA himself.

At this moment, it’s not clear when (and whether) Paul will compete in mixed martial arts.
However, UFC welterweight Matt Brown sent out a warning to him – emphasizing that MMA is a whole lot different from boxing.

Here’s what he said in an interview for MMA Fighting:

When Jake Paul comes to MMA, I think one thing he’s going to discover is these guys that he’s fought in these so-called boxing matches, for one, he fought all older guys.
I’m not going to call them washed up, but they weren’t boxers. They were older.

These MMA guys, I know a lot of MMA fighters, even ones that aren’t good, and they’re fuc*ing lions. They’re starving, blood-hungry lions. It’s a different beast.
There’s some beast boxers, too, but generally they’re athletes playing a skill game.

When you get into MMA fighters, these guys are just savage, fuc*ing beasts. They’re lions coming for blood. It’s a different beast.
These guys are savages. You can pick the right matchup and still lose. There’s so many different ways to lose. It’s just a different beast.

Jake Paul would have a lot to work on, not just on boxing, Brown points out:

I’m not sure what his whole plan is here.

He was talking about he wanted to be a real boxer. You can’t train MMA and go box real boxers.
You’re going up against guys that are only working their hands in boxing six, eight hours a day versus guys — if you’re training MMA – you’ve got to do Jiu-Jitsu, you’ve got to do wrestling, you’ve got do the clinch, you’ve got to do kickboxing and then you’ve got to do some boxing.

The sports are very, very different.


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