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UFC CHAMP ISRAEL ADESANYA PRAISES JAKE PAUL’S FIGHTING: “HE WANTS TO F**K DUDES UP”

WHAT HAPPENED?

UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya revealed he is a big fan of Jake Paul and believes the YouTuber is taking his time in the boxing world very seriously.

In an interview with talkSPORT, the Nigerian voiced his approval of Paul pushing for better pay and even discussed his fighting style.

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I think Jake Paul was the right guy to challenge Dana White at the time. He was one of the guys to get this conversation going that Francis [Ngannou] jumped in.

- ISRAEL ADESANYA

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Just because I got my new deal doesn’t mean I just shut up about it. I’m not wrong in saying I think everyone should be getting paid equally for their work. I get paid quite nicely and I’m still greedy. This is the game we’re in, in prizefighting.

According to Adesanya, he has a nice friendship with Jake Paul that began once he realized the YouTuber was a big fan of his.

- ISRAEL ADESANYA

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Because if you don’t know him, you just kind of fall into that ‘ah, this snobby little kid we think he’s just doing this for attention, for likes or clout, but you talk to him and it’s like ‘yo, he’s really serious. He really wants to f**k dudes up. He’s already doing that, look at his last fight. He knocked out Woodley crazy.

Regardless of the opponent though, it seems like Paul will have Adesanya in his corner, even if it’s just figuratively speaking.