UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping would welcome a chance to face Jake Paul in a boxing matchup.
The former UFC middleweight champion was speaking on a recent episode of his Believe You Me podcast with co-host comedian Luis J. Gomez, and the topic of two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal wanting to fight Paul came up. Bisping responded with the following, saying he'd like to throw his name into the mix to face the YouTuber at some point and be a true representative for the sport of MMA.
“When I was there, watching that fight, and Tyron Woodley never showed up, and then now the narrative is that Jake Paul is beating all of these f***ing MMA guys, I was like, ‘okay, I’ve gotta do something about this’,” Bisping said (h/t Sportskeeda). “If I can find a commission somewhere that will let me fight, and they don't want to fight me, they want guys that are still active. I would love to tee off on Jake Paul. Nothing personal against the guy. I’m not hating on him, but Tyron never showed up, at all. Tyron’s more scared of running out of gas than what he is of getting punched in the face do you know what I mean? Ben Askren was not a representative whatsoever. But I just don’t like the disrespect that’s on the MMA community.”