Jake Paul has dispelled many rumors about himself over the years, but the latest one regarding his boxing career has actually penetrated his skin.
While he always understood that his professional fighting career would be criticized, Paul hated having to answer questions about the legitimacy of the results every time he stepped into the ring.
The latest controversy involved a supposed clause in his opponents’ contract that said they were not allowed to knock Paul out during the fight. How it would even be possible remains a mystery, but Paul hit back at these claims by upping the stakes in his rematch against Tyron Woodley by offering the former UFC champion an extra $ 500,000 bonus if he could win. their next rematch by KO or TKO.
“There are rumors going around that everyone has come to believe that my fights are rigged or that I don’t allow my opponents to knock me out in the contract,” Paul said when appearing on MMA time. “It’s just not true. This is completely bullshit.
“Of course all these people are going to do is try to discredit me. Because when you’re at the top, that’s what happens. I just wanna smother the rumors in the [bud] and give my opponent – contractually, I give Tyron an extra $ 500,000 if he can knock me out. He just stifles the rumors in the [bud] and show people that all of my fights have been real, are real, and will continue to be real.
As a social influencer who rose to fame through YouTube videos, Paul sometimes enjoyed being an internet troll, so he was always going to have detractors when it came to his boxing career.
Conspiracy theories aren’t new, but Paul is quick to point out the serious ramifications that would fall on him if he were to actually try to influence the outcome of any of his fights.
“It is illegal to fix a fight or organize a fight,” said Paul. “It’s illegal to have things like that because it’s fraud. There are results. You cannot change the results of a professionally sanctioned fight. It’s illegal. You would end up in jail. The fact that people are saying that, we just wanted to crush the rumors.
The origin of the rumor that Paul made his opponents promise not to knock him out may have started with Bellator fighter Dillon Danis, who may just be the biggest troll in all combat sports these days. .
Danis once continued this story during his own appearance on MMA time as he punched Paul in an attempt to land a boxing match against him.
When Tommy Fury gave up their scheduled fight on December 18, Paul admits for a brief moment that he thought of Danis as a potential opponent, but he lost interest in the idea quite quickly.
“He was always in my head,” Paul said of the grappler turned MMA fighter. “It would just be fun.
“But again, he’s a big pig right now saying shit.” crazy, in jail, doing anything, causing a row. I would love to knock him out but I think it’s going to happen in the streets, not in the ring.
As for the fight he actually has ahead of him, Paul may have offered Woodley an additional $ 500,000 for a knockout, but he has no intention of losing let alone being separated from consciousness. .
Instead, Paul is hoping to rectify his split decision victory over Woodley from September by putting “The Chosen One” to sleep in the rematch.
“The motivation is to prove to everyone that I can take Tyron down,” Paul said. “It wasn’t a split decision last time around and I’m going to finish it and not leave it to the judges and we’ll continue from there. “