In one Press Conference Jake Paul said he would take down the man he ‘grew up to idolize’.
Hosted by another former MMA star in Chael Sonnen, Anderson Silva is comfortable talking about his opponent, who has gone from YouTube superstar to fighting game.
It seems Silva is a big fan of what Jake and his brother Logan are doing in the sport.
“Listen, anything is possible. Jake and [his] Brother is practicing hard [to become] shorts. [They] try your best [show] respect the community. Children have great potential and everyone needs to respect that.”
As for any pressure placed on his shoulders by MMA fans who would expect to see him excel at the top, the Brazilian doesn’t feel it.
“I don’t feel the pressure anymore because everything I do in this sport and MMA I do with my heart… I think now is the next step for me. I try to enjoy my life and when people think it’s too much pressure because I need to prove that I represent the MMA Community – no, I represent myself and represent the fans. his grave. “
We used to see Jake Paul insult and poke fun at his opponents, but today he showed nothing but respect.
Between taking pictures with his brother and Silva, and one with Silva’s mother, Paul said that the fight would not last more than five rounds and that he would respectfully take down Silva.
“Anderson Silva is the most beautiful guy in the world and we love him. If my opponent was ad ** khead, I would treat him like ad ** khead and spank his ass, and I think people have seen that side of me. But I respect this man. I will still take him down, but please respect him. “
“It won’t go more than five.”
– SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) September 12, 2022
During the press conference, Paul talked about how sitting as a child and watching Silva play reminds us of the age difference. The MMA star, who has had four professional boxing fights, is only 47 years old compared to Paul’s 25. ‘The Spider’ might say that age is just a number, but 3 cowards 50 is a pretty big number.
Despite the distance, it was the first match Paul entered as the underdog. Bookies and bettors seem to think Silva can perform again like he did with Julio César Chávez Jr, but will he be discovered tonight.
The couple ended the proceedings with a confrontation. They would meet in the ring on October 29 in Arizona.