Derek Brunson’s challenge to Jake Paul for an in-ring boxing bout!

Derek Brunson’s challenge to Jake Paul for an in-ring boxing bout!

American MMA, Derek Brunson is eager to have a fighting match with YouTuber Jake Paul. Jake has made a name for himself in the boxing ring. And Derek after his release from UFC wants to fight with Jake in the ring.

Jake Paul and his boxing career

Jake Paul, 26 is an American internet personality, actor, and a professional boxer. He gained fame on Vine. Later, he took to acting and was part of the Disney Channel, Bizaardvark. He played the character of Dirk Mann in it for two seasons.

The boxing career of this Ohio native began in August 2018. At that time, he defeated British YouTuber Deji Olatunji. It was an amateur contest. Later, Jake turned professional. In January 2020, he fought with YouTuber AnEsonGib in the ring and won the match.

Jake Paul
Jake Paul (Source: Rolling Stone)

From 2020 to 2022, he fought professional boxers. These included Nate Robinson (retired professional basketball player), Ben Askren ( retired mixed martial artist), Tyron Woodley ( MMA), and Anderson Silva (MMA). He won all these matches.

But Jake lost to Tommy Fury. Recently, he won against UFC Star Nate Diaz, 38. And in January this year, Jake made an announcement that he will officially debit in MMA with the PFL.

Derek Brunson challenges Jake for a fight

UFC middleweight Derek Brunson was to fight Roman Dolidze at UFC 295. But before that, UFC has released him. And Derek seems to have moved on and is looking forward for some challenges. He demands a fight against Jake. In 2021, Jake had posted on his Twitter account:

“Dana(White) admitted this morning that I would destroy “170” pound Masvidal.. So Dana will you give Brunson permission to make some real money? Dana?”

Jake Paul
Jake Paul (Source: First sportz)

Dana is UFC CEO. Derek reposted the above post of Jake and wrote below:

“JAKE . JAKE . JAKE @jakepaul.”

Jake’s fights get a lot of attention from his fans and the venue tickets gets sold out fast. Additionally, both parties make a lot of money. After Derek is released from UFC, there is a high likelihood that Jake might reconsider this new challenge from him. Will Jake accept Derek’s challenge? Let’s wait and watch. And who will win?

But there are rumors that Jake is now wanting a rematch with Tommy Fury who defeated him. He wants a win this time. And by his determination and hard work, it looks like Jake might win this time. As regards fight with Derek, it is likely that Jake may be the winner too.

Fans react to Derek’s call-out

The response from Jake’s fans to Derek Brunson’s call out was mixed. Some were eager that the match should take place whereas other had a critical opinion. One fan tweeted:

“No chin Brunson pls stop.”

While another Twitter user felt that it was late now. This fan commented:

“Bruh you’re 2 years late lol go call the PFL.”

Another Twitter user, Marty wrote:

Bro you didn’t just leave the ufc to hopefully get a jake Paul fight no way lmao.”

Jake Paul
Jake Paul (Source: The US Sun)

Justin Rice remarked:

Come on man, this doesn’t suit your game. Unless this is just a money grab.”

Another fan tweeted:

Cut from the ufc, then immediately begs for a Jake Paul fight.”

Derek’s records are 23 wins and nine losses. His opponents have been of the tough kind such as Israel Adesanya, Anderson Silva, and also Lyoto Machida.

Short bio on Jake Paul

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