UFC lightweight star Paddy Pimblett recently said that he thinks Jake Paul’s boxing matches are ‘fixed,’ and Paul took offense to Pimblett’s comments.
“They are a gang of idiots,” Pimblett said about YouTube boxers during an appearance on Pub Talk. “I give Jake Paul his due now, he’s training that much he probably could beat some professional boxers.
“He’s got unlimited funds and he hasn’t got to do anything else, he hasn’t got to go and do a job. All he’s got to do is box. And he gets the best coaches in, the best nutritionists in, and stuff like that. Jake Paul is actually not that bad now, even though I think his fights are fixed.”
“I don’t think the Tyron Woodley knockout was fixed because when you get knocked out like that and you land face first, if you’re not unconscious you’re going [puts arms out]. You can’t help it. That’s a human reaction,” continued Pimblett.
“But I seen an angle of a punch he hit Anderson Silva with the other day when he sat down, and he didn’t even hit him.”
Jake Paul: ‘It’s pathetic. It’s stupid.’
On Tuesday, Paul responded to Pimblett’s comments in a video posted to Instagram.
“Poor Paddy Pimblett, man. I was really really wanting to like you. I really was,” Paul said in the video response. “You’ve got a cute little thing going for you, but then you come out and day my fight against Anderson Silva was rigged. I’m sick and tired of this narrative. It’s pathetic. It’s stupid.
“You’re disrespecting the GOAT of your own sport. You’re saying that Anderson Silva is a criminal. You’re saying that he’s a fraud. You’re saying that Viacom, one of the biggest media companies in the world, is doing criminal stuff. That’s what You’re saying. It’s stupid. It’s pathetic.”
After pointing out the gravity of Pimblett’s allegations, Paul issued a challenge to the Englishman.
“I’ve got a proposition for you since you wouldn’t rig a fight. Right? Let’s spar,” Paul said. “Fly to Puerto Rico. I’ll get you a private jet. We can do five, three-minute rounds boxing. If you win I’ll give you a million dollars, which is what you deserve to get paid Paddy. You know it, but the UFC’s not paying you that. You deserve to get paid more.
“If I win, you have to join the United Fighters Association and help me sign up all of the fighters in the U.K. So let’s spar since you wouldn’t rig a fight. I’ll fly you out. A million for you. Put your money where your mouth is. Let’s go.”