Jake Paul intends to battle in MMA in 2023 after signing a cope with the Skilled Fighters League (PFL).
The YouTuber is unbeaten as a professional boxer from six fights however now desires to “disrupt” MMA.
Paul, who will compete within the PFL’s new ‘Tremendous Struggle’ sequence, talked about Nate Diaz as a possible opponent for his debut.
“I do know it is a powerful sport, but when I can do it in boxing I can do it in MMA,” 25-year-old Paul mentioned.
Paul may even maintain an advisory function because the PFL’s ‘head of fighter advocacy’.
The American has been a vocal critic of the UFC and its president Dana White, particularly how a lot the organisation pays its fighters.
The PFL has branded itself as a “fighter-first” organisation since launching in 2017 and its new ‘Tremendous Struggle’ division will see fighters take dwelling 50% of the pay-per-view income.
“A real 50/50 partnership with fighters that also permits them to be people,” Paul mentioned.
Two ‘Tremendous Struggle’ reveals are deliberate for 2023, with two-time PFL light-weight champion Kayla Harrison anticipated to headline a kind of occasions.
A date for Paul’s first battle has but to be introduced however he additionally might characteristic in one of many ‘Tremendous Struggle’ reveals.
Suggesting a bout with UFC legend and free agent Diaz may very well be a risk, he mentioned: “I’m so devoted to this that I supplied Nate Diaz a two-fight deal” Paul mentioned
“First we field. Then six months later we battle MMA within the PFL. Nate Diaz, I’m right down to battle you in your individual sport.