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Jake Paul Ready to Offer $10M to MMA Stars for Cage Fight Debut

Jake Paul Photoshoot in Dorado, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. ({phtg / forn})

Jake Paul's Million-Dollar Offer

Jake Paul is not holding back when it comes to his transition from boxing to MMA. The YouTube star turned boxer is reportedly willing to offer MMA icons Nate Diaz or Jorge Masvidal a whopping $10 million to step into the cage with him for his MMA debut.

Background on the Potential Opponents

Both Diaz and Masvidal have made waves in the combat sports world. Masvidal has even been granted permission by the UFC to pursue boxing before returning to the octagon for his next fight. The two fighters are set to rematch in the boxing ring after their intense UFC battle in 2019.

The Offer and Response

Despite their history, Diaz and Masvidal put their differences aside to join forces in chanting "f*** Jake Paul" at a recent press conference. In response, Paul boldly offered both fighters a lucrative $10 million deal to face him in the PFL cage, a move that has been supported by PFL CEO Peter Murray.

Paul's Training and Future Plans

While Paul is gearing up for a boxing match against Mike Tyson in July, his MMA debut seems to be on the horizon. With a custom-built cage in his gym and the PFL SmartCage on his compound in Puerto Rico, Paul is dedicated to making his mark in the MMA world.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start boxing?

Absolutely, you can begin boxing at any age as long as you are in good health and have clearance from your physician. Boxing has a wide range of adaptability and can be customized for individuals at all fitness levels and ages.

Can boxing improve mental health?

Boxing can improve mental health significantly by reducing anxiety, improving mood, boosting confidence, providing a feeling of accomplishment and promoting discipline. The mental focus needed during training can act as a kind of meditation. This helps to improve your concentration and clarity.

How long does it usually take for a boxer to master the art?

Individuals vary greatly in the time required to become proficient at boxing. Factors such as natural abilities, consistency in training and quality of instruction are all important. With regular training, your basic skills could improve significantly within a few short months.


  • Studies suggest that about 30% of beginner boxers tend to neglect the importance of footwork in their initial training phase.
  • Nearly 80% of boxing training injuries are related to incorrect technique, especially within the first three months of taking up the sport.
  • Nearly 95% of boxing trainers agree that mental conditioning is just as important as physical training for beginners in the sport.
  • Boxing has one of the lowest rates of injury compared to other contact sports, with approximately 1.1 injuries per 1,000 minutes of athletics.
  • Research indicates that nearly 70% of punches thrown by boxers during a match are jabs.
  • Approximately 50% of beginner boxers drop out within the first six months, highlighting the importance of sustaining motivation and setting realistic goals.
  • On average, beginner boxers improve their punching power by 10%-20% after six months of consistent training.
  • Studies show that proper hand wrapping can reduce the chance of hand and wrist injuries by as much as 40%.
  • Despite the stereotype that boxing is a young person’s sport, approximately 20% of all beginners are over the age of 40.
  • Around 90% of boxers suffer a minor injury over the course of a year, with only 10-15% experiencing a moderate to severe injury.

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How To

How to Stand in the Correct Boxing Stance

A proper stance is the foundation of boxing. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart. Your non-dominant shoe should be facing forward. Angle your back foot at 45 degrees, and distribute your weight evenly. You can protect your chin by bending your knees, keeping your elbows close, and holding your gloves high. Keep your balance by staying on the balls. Your body needs to be relaxed and ready for quick movements.