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Michael Bisping explains why Jake Paul shouldn’t be blamed for pursuing easier fights

Michael Bisping has suggested that YouTube megastar-turned-boxer Jake Paul shouldn’t be blamed for pursuing easier fights. Speaking to his YouTube channel, Bisping addressed the recent trend for YouTubers and others from non-combat sports backgrounds to participate in professional combat sports, particularly boxing.

The former UFC middleweight champion claimed the fight is not for everyone. ‘The Count’ referenced the recent incident involving South African boxer Simiso Buthelezi in his WBF All Africa lightweight title fight.

As Buthelezi won the fight, he began shadowboxing in the opposite direction after knocking down his opponent. The referee stopped the fight and Buthelezi was then placed in an induced coma. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage a few days later.

Bisping paid tribute to Buthelezi and highlighted the risks of the fights. Emphasizing that the likes of Jake Paul are not to blame for picking easier fights and protecting themselves, Bisping said:

“We have YouTubers, for shouting out loud – Yes, Jake Paul. Of course, Jake Paul, he’s been boxing people these days. But he’s smart… He’s not looking for tough fights, is he? And I don’t blame the guy because like I say, it’s very, very dangerous. It’s not for everyone. You must be cut from a certain type of fabric.

Bisping and Paul had previously hinted that they would face each other in a boxing match, but that never materialized. “The Count” explained that many, including young heavyweight boxer Paul, are now jumping on the combat sports bandwagon. Bisping praised Paul for being a decent athlete and boxer. However, he noted that the fights are not for people who are simply looking for “power”, as they could be seriously injured.

The UFC Hall of Famer clarified that its video isn’t exactly about Paul, but about YouTubers and others who want to fight. Bisping encouraged them to train as martial artists but warned them of the dangers of competitive combat sports.

Watch Bisping defend Paul at 2:38 minutes in the video below:

Jake Paul announces Madison Square Garden boxing event with himself and Amanda Serrano

Jake Paul’s next boxing match was scheduled to take place on August 13. Nonetheless, Paul recently took to Instagram to announce that he and Amanda Serrano will be competing in two boxing matchups in the main event at Madison Square Garden on August 6. opponents have been revealed. Anyway, Paul noted:

“We’re going back to back. New York. MSG. Two main events. Showtime PPV. It’s not getting bigger, it’s not getting better. @mostvaluablepromotions”

Interestingly, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn recently claimed that Paul will box longtime rival Tommy Fury in August. However, this match has yet to be officially confirmed.

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