Several pro fighters took to Twitter with reactions after Jake Paul announced he will be fighting MMA in PFL’s Super Fight division.
It was earlier today that Paul (6-0 Boxing) shared a video announcing that he has signed a contract to fight with the Professional Fighters League (PFL). ‘The Problem Child’, 25, reportedly signed a multi-year deal to compete in the promotion’s new ‘Super Fight’ division.
— PFL (@PFLMMA) January 5, 2023
According to the undefeated boxer, fighters competing in the new ‘Super Fight’ division of the PFL will earn “at least 50 percent of the PPV revenue”.
Jake Paul is hoping that he can lure former UFC star Nate Diaz (21-13 MMA) into the PFL cage in 2023. ‘The Problem Child’ offered the ‘Stockton Slugger’ a two-fight deal where they would fight in a boxing match first and then compete in the PFL Super Fight division in MMA about six months later.
Shortly after Paul vowed to “build and fight in PFL’s PPV Super Fights Division” in 2023, several pro fighters took to Twitter to share their respective takes.
Check out those reactions below:
Welcome to the PFL @jakepaul
— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) January 5, 2023
Hey @PFLMMA I’m a free agent. I wouldn’t mind welcoming @jakepaul into the MMA world. 😘. But let’s be real. He’d never take this fight, even tho I’m like the shortest middleweight in history 🤷🏾♂️ should be a manageable W for him!
— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) January 5, 2023
— Thiago “Marreta” Santos (@TMarretaMMA) January 5, 2023
— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) January 5, 2023
I think it is a great move for @jakepaul and shows how business savvy he really is. I can’t say the same for the @PFLMMA at this time. It is going to take time to see how positive his presence is for them and if it was a good move for everyone involved https://t.co/vskwDLbScZ
— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) January 5, 2023
Jake Paul’s PFL video & signing is kinda fire 🔥 if we’re being honest 😂
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 5, 2023
Respect ✊🏾 https://t.co/DhhPDHphTG
— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) January 5, 2023
Wow Jake Paul to PFL that’s wild. Who we want to see him fight? I think @HurricaneShaneB should get it.
— Matt “The Steamrolla”Frevola (@SteamRollaa) January 5, 2023
It’s getting really hard not to like the guy now.. 50% revenue and fighter advocacy… Big If True https://t.co/pZHRJqyhkq
— Kyle Daukaus (@KyleDaukaus) January 5, 2023
— Renato Moicano UFC (@moicanoufc) January 5, 2023
Jake Paul most recently competed in combat sports back in October of 2022, where he defeated MMA legend Anderson Silva by unanimous decision in an eight-round boxing match. ‘The Problem Child’ has gone a perfect 6-0 inside the squared circle, which includes brutal knockout wins over the likes of Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren and Nate Robinson.
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