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Jake Paul ‘very confident’ Anderson Silva will help create a fighter’s association

The YouTube sensation Jake Paul clinched one of the most famous victories of his boxing career when he fought Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, in a boxing match. The Problem Child extended his unbeaten run to 6-0 which includes his wins over Tyron Woodley x2 and Ben Askren. Even though he is endorsed for his hard work but many of them highly complain about his legitimacy and belief that Jake Paul’s fights are fixed.

Despite such allegations, Paul is striving hard for the betterment of combat sports and athletes, especially UFC. Jake Paul has been voicing the issues publicly for a very long time. Jake Paul made a handshake deal with MMA legend Anderson Silva before their boxing match: If Silva ended up winning, Paul would then challenge him to a kickboxing match; however, if Paul gained the upper hand, Silva would assist Paul in starting a fighter's association to support MMA fighters, primarily UFC fighters, get decent salaries and medical services. And Paul says the fighter's union is moving forward in full force after beating Silva by a majority decision.

“I’m very confident it happens and Anderson will help,” Paul recently told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “I think he’s a man of his word, and this is needed. It’s been needed for so long. Right now we’re talking with lawyers to get everything set up and figure out the structure and start to ideate on what this union looks like and how it will be operated.”

Paul's positive campaign towards Dana White and the UFC on the subject of athlete compensation and healthcare has been among the pillars of his journey into combat sports. Paul purportedly invested in Endeavor, the parent company of the UFC, and repeatedly attempted to negotiate with White to modify the UFC's compensation system, all to no effect.

Although Paul publicly supports UFC fighters and advocates for improved compensation and healthcare, some fighters do not share their positive opinions of him. That might be problematic for a man trying to organize warriors as a union. And for this specific purpose, The YouTube star shook hands with an agreement to help him spread the message.

“I think that’s where people like Anderson Silva joining really helps, because they respect him,” Paul said. “I think that fighters, regardless of if they hate me or love me, I’m trying to help them. They just should see that because I’m continuing to help fighters nonstop. They should see the things I’ve done for Amanda Serrano, the situation she was in.

“I just want to help. So they can hate me, or not really even respect me, but we should be on the same team. That’s the whole point of this union — let’s band together and be strong as one. I might not even like a certain fighter that wants to be in the union, but it doesn’t matter. I’m putting my ego aside because this is going to benefit all of us.”


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