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Jake Paul: ‘Masvidal is NEXT, OLD Dana, KSI, Woodley, fighter union, Rashad who? – and more!’

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YouTuber Paul has the younger crowd backing him, but he’s fighting to find legitimacy in the sporting world that his foe, Dana White, occupies. No one takes him seriously there. He’s still a freak show fighter using Pro Wrestling/Carny tactics to sell himself like he’s legit and this fight is his biggest test to date. If he can actually beat Woodley, people might start taking him seriously. See what Paul has to say in our exclusive Combat Culture YT interview...

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Jake Paul, YouTube & social media sensation, catches up with Combat Culture’s Shakiel Mahjouri, to talk about a potential ‘Paul vs Masvidal’ fight up next, the problem with Dana White’s inability to promote nowadays, boxing KSI, his SHOWTIME Sports PPV boxing match with Tyron Woodley, starting a fighter union, “who is Rashad Evans? he’s old right?” – & more!

Interview Timestamps:

  • 0:00 – Teaser
  • 0:09 – Intro
  • 0:32 – Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley
  • 2:33 – Villain or Hero in combat sports
  • 4:07 – UFC fighter union
  • 5:36 – Paying out UFC on ESPN 30 fighters
  • 6:05 – Jorge Masvidal beef
  • 7:45 – Jake Paul vs KSI
  • 8:53 – Rashad Evans
  • 9:48 – Showtime Boxing PPV trailer
  • 10:48 – Birthday message

“Men lie, women lie, but numbers don’t. That’s why I think I’ve become the face of the fight game. Just because of the numbers. I can’t be denied. I’m bringing the heat. I’m bringing the attention.

Statistics like that just go to show you that when I fight somebody, they become famous. They become a star for a second. People start to care about them. The couple of million people who don’t like Jake Paul and what to see me lose, they’re the ones who start to support whoever I’m fighting next.

That’s what we’re seeing here with Tyron. This is the new digital age of marketing, social media clicks, attention, content and the old guys, the Dana Whites, the UFCs, can’t move as fast. These are big companies who don’t really know how to get into the weeds and promote. It’s a new era. You’re seeing that from crypto and NFTs, all the way to boxing. People are consuming differently. People are paying for things differently. It’s quite literally in with the new and out with the old.”

This event goes down this Sunday, August 29, 2021, from the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. Stream the PPV via SHOWTIME.com or FITE.tv – Start Time: 8PM/5PM ETPT, Main Event: 12AM/9PM ETPT. PPV (pay-per-view) price: $59.99. Be sure to check Bloody Elbow for fight coverage, breaking results, play-by-plays and radio-style commentary.