Jake Paul to surpass WWE legend Brock Lesnar for largest MMA debut of all time


JAKE PAUL has been tipped to surpass Brock Lesnar for the “largest MMA debut of all time”.

The YouTube sensation has dedicated the last five years of his life to becoming a professional boxer and currently has a record of 9-1.

But last year he signed to the Professional Fighters League to make his anticipated MMA debut.

PFL CEO Peter Murray insisted Paul’s first MMA fight – set for 2025 – will be the biggest debut of all time and top Lesnar’s in 2007.

Murray told SunSport: “When Jake Paul debuts in MMA it will be the largest MMA debut ever, a massive global mega event. 

“And you’ve heard directly from Jake, he’s taking the sport seriously while he continues to compete at the highest level in boxing and blows people’s minds. 

“He’s doing it his way which is incredible to watch and he really is as a point of view as a fighters’ first, not only thinking about his own career but other careers within his camp and world. 

“He’s supportive of the PFL’s fighters first mission but when he debuts it will be against a big name in MMA and there are a number of athletes who are putting their names out there. 

“There’s a list and it’s growing. So we will be sharing more details at the appropriate time.” 

Lesnar made his UFC debut only a year after first crossing over to the cage from the WWE.

He won the UFC heavyweight title in 2008 following just four fights but retired in 2011 after losing to Alistair Overeem.

Lesnar, 46, did return in 2016 to beat Mark Hunt but it was later overturned to a no-contest amid a doping scandal.

Paul, 27, meanwhile is set to make his boxing return against Mike Tyson, 57, but the July 20 date has been postponed t later in the year after the boxing legend suffered a health scare.

It also threatens to delay Paul’s debut in MMA and the PFL.

Jake Paul to surpass WWE legend Brock Lesnar for ‘largest MMA debut of all time’ with more boxing stars to make switch | The Sun

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