Senior VP of Corporate Communications Loren Mack has stated that Jake Paul’s MMA debut under PFL will take place in 2023. Mack claims that the company has already begun looking for a possible opponent for “The Problem Child.”
Early in the month of January, Paul, who is now 26 years old, signed a contract with the PFL and promptly challenged MMA great Nate Diaz to a fight. And despite the fact that many competitors praised him for making such a move, the outcome of the fight was still largely uncertain.
Nonetheless, as Mack has stated, mixed martial arts fans may anticipate seeing the YouTuber turned professional boxer compete in the PFL cage this year.
“Jake Paul is absolutely going to fight in 2023,” he told reporters. “I mean, that’s been the plan all along. I know, he’s in the gym, and he’s training, taking it very seriously.
“So expect to see him in the PFL cage in 2023, and it’s going to be MMA. He’s very serious about MMA, and he’s an incredible athlete. I think he’s gonna really develop into a superstar in the sport.”
The significance of Jake Paul’s name cannot be denied, and it would appear that the PFL wants to capitalise on this value by giving him a high-profile opponent.
“We’re keeping our eyes open for sure. You know, nothing concrete as of yet, but we’re definitely on the lookout and had a few initial discussions. If you know Jake, he will want a big name for his debut. He puts his money where his mouth is.”
After a perfect 6-0 streak that included wins over MMA champions and UFC Hall of Famers like Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, and Anderson Silva, Paul suffered his first loss at the hands of Tommy Fury.
After several attempts to set up a fight between the two, which Paul ultimately lost by split decision, they finally met in Dubai in February. He then explained his poor performance by saying he was sick and injured before the fight.