Jake Paul fighting in PFL is a “serious possibility”

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    PFL CEO Peter Murray has said that Jake Paul fighting for the promotion could be a serious possibility in the future.

    For the last few years weโ€™ve seen Jake Paul focus most of his energy on a successful transition into professional boxing. With a 5-0 record to his name alongside knockout wins over the likes of Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren, itโ€™s safe to say the man formerly known as a โ€œcontroversial YouTube starโ€ has turned the game on its head in a fairly substantial way.

    Now, heโ€™s talking about possibly venturing into mixed martial arts, building on the success heโ€™s enjoyed over the two aforementioned opponents. In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, PFLโ€™s Peter Murray has admitted that it could actually come to fruition.

    โ€œHey, listen, you know, if any major athlete that is considering and wants to get into MMA, of course the PFL is in the conversation,โ€ Murray said. โ€œWhat the PFL is about is offering fighters opportunities and fans access to great events. Jake has certainly got a large global following. Heโ€™s got a strong point of view. Heโ€™s a real athlete, and heโ€™s established himself in boxing. And, you know, if heโ€™s looking at MMA as that next opportunity in parallel, perhaps with boxing, of course weโ€™re going to have a conversation.โ€

    Quotes via MMA Junkie

    Jake Paul joining PFL feels like a smart next step for him in his combat sports evolution, especially when you consider the example of Claressa Shields and how much exposure sheโ€™s gained from doing something similar.

    Do you think we will see Jake Paul fight for PFL in 2022? If he does, do you think heโ€™ll have similar success to what heโ€™s enjoyed in pro boxing? Let us know your thoughts on his next step down in the comments, BJPENN Nation!

    This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM

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