Jake Paul and Anderson Silva went to war last night which ended with 'The Problem Child' getting his hand raised via unanimous decision.
'The Spider' and Paul made a bet prior to the fight that if Silva won, then 'The Problem Child' would rematch him in a kickboxing fight. However, if Paul won, the 'The Spider' would have to help his opponent create an MMA fighters' union.
The fighter union would work towards getting fighters better pay and healthcare. MMA fans and fighters alike have reacted to the news of a possible MMA fighters' union with joy. Based on the popular reaction, it seems that Paul has finally endeared himself to the MMA community. Expresssing reservations about 'The Problem Child', a fan stated nonethless:
"Normally I hate Jake Paul but I have to say I would one hundred percent support him and Silva getting together to make a union for fighters to ensure health care and good pay. Hope they manage to pull it off because fighters do deserve better pay and healthcare #PaulSilva #Union"
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Former UFC fighter Randy Costa said that he will be keeping an eye on the way things unfold regarding the fighters' union:
"I'm veryyyyyy interested to see if the fighters union deal/bet between Jake and Anderson comes to fruition."
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Jake Paul calls out Nate Diaz in post-fight interview, labels Diaz a "b***h"
Jake Paul came away victorious on Saturday night when he faced MMA legend and pioneer Anderson Silva.
'The Problem Child' won via unanimous decision, with two judges scoring the contest 78-73 and one judge scoring it 77-74 in Paul's favor.
Nate Diaz was also in attendance at the event as his teammate Chris Avila was fighting on the card. Unfortunately, Diaz was not in the crowd during Jake Paul's call-out, and fans were not privvy to his immediate reaction.
The Stockton native was forced to leave the arena following a backstage scuffle with members of Paul's team. 'The Problem Child' said the following:
"I want Nate Diaz who's a b***h. He tried to come into my locker room. He tried to cause some s**t. Then he always leaves the f***ing arena. So, Nate Diaz, stop being a b***h and fight me."
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