Jake Paul has hit out on the ‘stupidity’ of individuals claiming that his win towards Anderson Silva was rigged.
The YouTube star outpointed Silva, 47, in Arizona on Saturday after dropping the UFC legend within the remaining spherical, shifting to 6-0 as an expert boxer within the course of.
Some followers on social media have claimed that the struggle was staged – an accusation that Paul, 25, has dismissed.
“I lose religion in my technology and my friends, and us as a society and a world after I see that kind of stuff and that kind of stupidity,” Paul stated on The MMA Hour.
“It simply sucks. It sucks as a result of I labored so arduous for this. I dedicate all the things, sacrifice all the things, each single day, bust my b***s, have a 15-person crew working across the clock to assist me turn into the very best boxer doable, and after I do one thing like beating Anderson Silva, they attempt to take it away from me. However I do know deep down, and I suppose that’s all that basically issues.”
The American was a unanimous-decision winner towards Brazilian Silva, who’s seen by many as the best combined martial artist of all time.
“I feel sensible individuals with intelligence are giving me props and respect,” Paul stated. “Just like the WBC President [Mauricio Sulaiman] saying that anybody who says Jake isn’t an actual boxer is simply bitter and is a hater; individuals like Teddy Atlas displaying me mad respect, lots of fighters displaying me mad respect, lots of MMA guys texting me saying, ‘You look actually sharp, that was the very best you’ve fought;’ Ryan Garcia displaying me respect.
“So, the sensible individuals who I care about are displaying that love. There are the individuals who will all the time be there in my profession who’re discrediting it. Now they’re saying it was rigged. It went from, ‘Jake’s going to get knocked out by Anderson,’ to, ‘Oh, that was rigged.’”
Paul has expressed curiosity in taking up UFC icon Nate Diaz within the boxing ring subsequent, or world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.