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Evan a win over UFC legend Anderson Silva did not quell the Jake Paul doubters.

Paddy Pimblett via UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship YouTube

One such doubter is UFC fighter Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett. In an interview with Pub Talk, Pimblett praised the YouTube star at first, but went on to say he thinks Paul’s fights are fixed.

“I give Jake Paul his due now, he’s training that much he probably could beat some professional boxers,” Pimblett said.

“He’s got unlimited funds and he hasn’t got to do anything else, he hasn’t got to go and do a job all he’s got to do is box. And he gets the best coaches in, the best nutritionists in, and stuff like that”, he continued.

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“I don’t think the Tyron Woodley knockout was fixed because when you get knocked out like that and you land face first, if you’re not unconscious you’re going [to put your arms out]. You can’t help it, that’s a human reaction,” Pimblett conceded. “But I seen an angle of a punch he hit Anderson Silva with the other day when he sat down, and he didn’t even hit him.”

Pimblett is far from the first person to suggest Paul’s fights are less than legitimate. Many fans and pundits said the same thing about Paul’s bout with Ben Askren.

Paddy Pimblett via UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship YouTube

To no one’s surprise, Paul took exception to Pimblett’s comments.

He posted to Twitter, “Dear Paddy Pimblett, you claim my fights are rigged? Stop calling the GOAT Anderson Silva a criminal and come spar me. You win, I give you $1 million. I win, you join the UFA.”

In a video alongside the message, Paul stated, “Ah, poor Paddy Pimblett, man. I was really wanting to like you. I really was. You got a cute little thing going for you man, but then you come out and say my fight against Anderson Silva was rigged.”

“I’m sick and tired of this narrative. It’s pathetic. It’s stupid,” Paul continued. “You’re disrespecting the own GOAT of your own sport. You’re saying Anderson Silva is a criminal. You’re saying he’s a fraud. You’re saying that Viacom, one of the biggest media companies in the world is doing criminal stuff. That’s what you’re saying. It’s stupid. It’s pathetic.”

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Paul went on to challenge the UFC star to a sparring match, with some interesting stakes.

“I have a proposition for you. Since you wouldn’t rig a fight, right? Let’s spar. Fly to Puerto Rico. I’ll get you a private jet. We can do 5, 3-minute rounds, boxing. If you win, I’ll give you a million dollars, which is what you deserve to get paid, Paddy. You know it, but the UFC’s not paying you that. You deserve to get paid more,” Paul said.

“But, if I win you have to join the United Fighters Association and help me sign up all of the fighters in the UK. So let’s spar. Since you wouldn’t rig a fight. I’ll fly you out. A million for you. Put your money where your mouth is. Let’s go.”

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Pimblett accepted Paul’s callout in a TMZ interview. However, he added a caveat.

“Of course [I’m interested], but I’m under contract by the UFC and [Jake] said this knowing full well that I’m fighting next week. As if he does not know I’m fighting next week. He’s like, ‘I’ll fly you to Puerto Rico.'” Pimblett said.

He then shared a counter offer, “Come to the [UFC Performance Institute] next week and bring a 1 million dollars in a bag and I will spar with you. I’m in the PI in Vegas on Thursday, I land on Thursday, so even though I’m low on calories and I’m only about 170, he likes picking on smaller people anyway. But, if he wants to wait until after me fight, until the Monday, because I’m still in Vegas ’til the Tuesday, when I’m about 185, 190 pounds, I’m game.”

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Later, Paul responded, saying he would push the session to next year in Puerto Rico.

He wrote on Twitter, “Fella my team told me you have been trying to book me for ur podcast, Jan 5th. So I’m sending you a jet to bring you to Puerto Rico. Both of our teams will film. We spar, 5 rounds and then we can do your podcast. By then you will be back to your normal weight. No excuses.”

Pimblett would reiterate his challenge to Paul on his own YouTube challenge and made it clear he wouldn’t be acquiescing to Paul’s terms.

What do you think of a Paul-Pimblett sparring match? Will it actually happen or is it just a publicity stunt?

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