It is the unlikeliest of scenarios, but former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell does have an inkling of an interest in fighting Jake Paul.
The 53-year-old retired UFC Hall of Famer was recently asked by Inside Fighting if he was interested in fighting “The Problem Child,” who recently announced that he signed a multi-fight deal to compete in mixed martial arts under the Professional Fighters League banner.
The 25-year-old Paul, who started as a YouTube sensation turned professional boxer, will move to MMA this year in a deal that gives him equity in the promotion and creates a new “Super Fight” division that will be a pay per view exclusive.
“The Ice Man” Liddell would gladly come out of retirement to take on Paul. But he doesn’t think Paul is up to the task. “Come on, he doesn’t want to fight me in MMA,” Liddell said. “He doesn’t want to fight me at all. But that’s alright. Good luck with it.”
“I’m retired,” Liddell continued. “I’m 53, man. But again, he’s got no chance.”
When asked if would sign a fight contract to fight Paul, The Ice Man replied: “Oh yeah, for sure. If they offer me enough money — yeah, sure.”
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