Even though Jake Paul’s next fight is just a few weeks away, the boxer-turned-YouTuber is still working to add a well-known name to the bill.
The MMA legend Anderson Silva will face the 5-0 (4 KOs) YouTuber-turned-boxer in an eight-round, 187-pound catchweight fight on October 29 in Phoenix, Arizona, in an effort to dispel any remaining doubts about his fighting prowess.
Ashton Sylve, an unbeaten knockout artist, is also on the show. He faces Braulio Rodriguez, who has a solid 20 victories from 24 fights, to try to keep his perfect 7-0 record intact.
Nate Diaz’s partner and MMA fighter Chris Alvia will also be on the bill. He’ll go off against Dr. Mike, a family doctor and social media personality with roughly 23 million followers, whose real name is Mikhail Varshavski.
After NBA star Draymond Green went viral for knocking out his Golden State Warriors colleague, Jordan Poole, during a practice, Paul looked to add another well-known person to his undercard on Friday.
According to a video obtained by TMZ, the two basketball players are seen arguing as Green approaches Poole and chaos ensues.
People have to intervene to separate the two men after Poole pushes his buddy away and then eats a monstrous right hand that knocks him to the ground and appears to put him out cold. After seeing Green’s popular video, The Problem Child offered to pay him $10 million (9 million) to compete on his upcoming card.
Paul tweeted, “Gotta get Draymond Green in the ring.” For your participation in the next Most Valuable Promotions pay-per-view, Draymond, I’ve received $10 million. Who are you after?
Given that the 32-year-old is determined to make amends with his team, according to Golden State general manager Bob Myers, it is unlikely that he will accept Paul’s offer.
“Everyone is doing well. Jordan worked out. Myers stated at a press conference on Thursday that Draymond didn’t.
It’s the NBA, see. In professional sports, such things do occur. Although no one loves it and we don’t support it, it did happen.
Draymond expressed regret to the group. We heard it when Jordan, I, the team, the coaches, and the players were there in the room. “We’ll handle any suspensions, fines, or other sanctions internally. Although I can understand if you have concerns, that will be handled internally.