UFC legend Donald Cerrone is open to boxing Jake Paul: “You’re making money and if you want to throw some money my way, I’m with you”

By Harry Kettle - December 30, 2022

UFC legend Donald Cerrone has revealed that he’d be interested in having a boxing match with Jake Paul.

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While he may have been retired since the summer, Donald Cerrone is still one of the most beloved figures in mixed martial arts. The veteran, at his heart, is still a true fighter.

He’s had a lot of good times in the sport but towards the end of his UFC run, he went on a bad losing skid.

Many have wondered whether or not he’d ever make a comeback. In terms of MMA, it seems unlikely.

In equal measure, however, he also wouldn’t turn down YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.

“The Jake Paul phenomenon is kind of crazy, it’s got everyone calling him out,” Cerrone said. “It’s kind of like the big Conor push. I feel like that’s happening with Jake Paul. Everyone wants in, and I don’t see why they wouldn’t, that’s a big money fight.

“You can take away [from him]. Everyone is saying those are rigged fights, and I think he’s hitting hard. I really do think those are legitimate shots and strikes, and he’s been practicing boxing, and he’s whipping their asses. I don’t think there’s any missed hype, I think he’s got something going.”

Cerrone is open to Paul fight

“Would I like to fight him?” Cerrone said. “How could I say no to millions of dollars? I would definitely go out there and do it, but I’m not sitting here saying, ‘Jake you’re a YouTuber, you’re not worth a f***, blah blah blah.’ No, man. You’re making money and if you want to throw some money my way, I’m with you.”

Quotes via MMA Junkie

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