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Morning Report: Henry Cejudo offers to train Jake Paul, believes he has better chance to become MMA champion

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Jake Paul has managed to find plenty of success when competing against MMA fighters. None of his three bouts against such opposition has come inside a cage, however.

The outspoken YouTuber turned boxer has been intertwined with the MMA world for essentially the entirety of his stint as a combat sports athlete dating back to January 2020. Starting with callouts of Conor McGregor and names alike, the closest Paul has gotten is with his last two outings in the squared circle against former MMA titleholders, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.

“The Problem Child” has discussed and noted interest in taking the plunge into the ultimate proving ground since his last victory in December, saying he’d fight Khabib Nurmagomedov and sharing videos of him kicking bags. Yet boxing still appears to be the primary focus as Paul just recently co-promoted the fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano while teasing his return to action in August.

Meanwhile, in MMA, former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo has been training and working with some of the very best in the world since retiring in May 2020. Names that “Triple C” has worked with range from Jon Jones to Deiveson Figueiredo down at the Fight Ready team in Arizona. When it comes to a potential Paul transition to the ultimate proving ground, he’d be welcomed with open arms by the Olympic gold medalist in wrestling.

“With the IQ that I have for MMA… if Jake Paul ever wants to come out to Fight Ready, to come out and train with me, I will take care of him, dude,” Cejudo said on The Triple C & Schmo Show. “I think he has a better chance in mixed martial arts to become a world champion than he does in boxing.

“Jake Paul if you wanna come up and train with ‘Triple C,’ gimmick aside, persona aside, I would be more than willing to help you and really prepare, really show you the skills of the trades on how you can become the best in the world. Now if Jake Paul tells me to F off then it’s all good (laughs). This is just coming from my heart, man.”


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