Wow, never did I think I’d see the day where a Jake Paul fight made me feel that a combat sports weekend was ‘awesome,’ but here we are. Between the UFC card Saturday night, and the Paul vs Woodley fight on Sunday, this has been a fantastic couple of days for fight fans. So, what’s next for Jake Paul?
If I’m Jake, I think the rematch with Woodley is the best move for long term. Sure a rematch of what was an overall boring fight might be tougher to sell, but if he’s looking to make a serious run at boxing, this is the right move. It’ll give Jake even more time to improve his skills, without having to go up a degree in competition. And while I’d certainly root for Tyron in a rematch, he’s only getting older and further from his prime, the complete opposite of Jake.
But, if you’re like me and just wanna see a UFC fighter knock Jake’s head off, I think some fun options are still on the table. Let’s be honest here, while Tyron had bombs for hands and was a beast in his prime, he’s not exactly the toughest fight in the world for Jake. So, just because that former UFC champ lost to Jake, it doesn’t mean there’s not a plethora of dudes on the roster that could take Jake’s head off. To name a few, Jorge Masvidal, Nate Diaz, Kamaru Usman, Israel Adesanya, and Anderson Silva would all be fun. But, I don’t think Jake has any interest in those fights.
If I had to put money on it, I’d say his next fight is between a Woodley rematch, Dillon Dannis, or Tommy Fury. I don’t really care about any of those, but that’s YouTube boxing for you.