NFL star Tyreek Hill wants Dana White meeting, fight vs. Jake Paul

    Tyreek Hill might be on the wrong track.

    The superstar NFL receiver for the Miami Dolphins said on the “Fully Tilted” podcast recently that he would like to give boxing or MMA a try at some point. Hill, 29, wants to meet with UFC CEO Dana White to discuss what it would take to make that transition.

    “Just take it to the cage, bro,” Hill said. “That’s why I want to meet Dana White. I want to get in the cage. I want to get in the cage, or I want to box.”

    And logic evidently tells Hill that he should target as an opponent someone who also has limited experience in the ring or cage, someone like YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.

    Hill said he boxed growing up, which he feels would be enough for him to compete with an opponent like Paul (8-1, 5 KOs) in the ring.

    “My first fight needs to be like Jake Paul or something like that,” he said. “… I don’t think (he’s tough). I grew up boxing.”

    Tyreek Hill has been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL in recent years. (Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Post)

    The problem for Hill might be that Paul has been in the gym for more than five years. He’s still a work in progress but has some ability.

    Plus, even his critics acknowledge that he has been blessed with good punching power, as he demonstrated once again by stopping Andre August in the first round in December.

    Paul undoubtedly would jump at the chance to make that fight. It sounds as if Hill would, too, which might be his mistake.

    Paul is scheduled to face Ryan Bourland (17-2, 5 KOs) on Saturday in San Juan Puerto Rico, where local hero Amanda Serrano will defend her undisputed 126-pound championship against Nine Meinke in the main event.

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