Michael Bisping wants to box Jake Paul if he can find a commission that will sanction the fight.
‘The Count’ is tired of Paul calling out — and beating — MMA fighters and wants to put an end to the YouTuber’s four-fight win streak.
He holds nothing personal against Paul but feels obligated to fight the 24-year-old on behalf of the MMA community.
“When I was there, watching that fight, and Tyron Woodley never showed up, and then now the narrative is that Jake Paul is beating all of these f***ing MMA guys, I was like, ‘okay, I’ve gotta do something about this’,” Bisping said on his Believe You Me podcast. “If I can find a commission somewhere that will let me fight… I would love to tee off on Jake Paul.”
“Nothing personal against the guy. I’m not hating on him, but Tyron never showed up, at all. Tyron’s more scared than running out of gas than what he is of getting punched in the face,” Bisping added. “Do you know what I mean? Ben Askren was not a representative whatsoever. But I just don’t like the disrespect that’s on the MMA community.” (Transcribed by Sportskeeda)
Bisping retired in 2018 following his knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122. The Brit was, and perhaps still is, considered one of the best boxers in MMA although the 42-year-old will have no doubt lost a step or two in retirement.
Paul is 4-0 in the boxing ring with his last two wins coming against two former MMA champions in Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley. His next fight is expected to be a rematch against Woodley but only if ‘T-Wood’ gets an ‘I love Jake’ tattoo before signing the contract.