YouTube sensation and boxer Jake Paul has been called out by several former and active UFC fighters, and now even their children are challenging “The Problem Child.”
Michael Bisping is a former UFC middleweight champion who has been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. According to “The Count,” he had been offered a boxing match with Paul in the past, but it led nowhere. MMA Fighting reported on June 1 that Bisping shared details of the offer during an episode of “Believe You Me,” a podcast Bisping co-hosts with comedian Luis J. Gomez.
Instead of facing Bisping, Paul went on to box former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren, winning by first-round TKO. Paul is now scheduled to box former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley on August 28, 2021.
“I’m happy for [Woodley],” Bisping said on the podcast MMA Fighting referenced. “I don’t know what he’s going to get paid, but I’ll tell you right now. I was offered $500,000 to fight Jake Paul, so I would assume it’s probably more since the fight’s happening. So good for him. He might go out there and might be getting $1 million, and I couldn’t be happier for Tyron, because he really deserves it.”
Callum Bisping Wants to Wrestle Paul
Now, Bisping’s son would also like a piece of Paul. The brash Brit’s son, Callum Bisping, is a high-level wrestler with San Francisco State University. He is also a Brazilian jiujitsu blue belt, and he would like to meet The Problem Child on the wrestling mat— something that Paul has experience with, having been a high school wrestler himself, though the extent of Paul’s wrestling experience is unclear, according to Sayan Nag, writing for Sportskeeda.
“Jake Paul allegedly wrestled throughout his high school years along with his brother Logan Paul,” Nag wrote. “While there are videos of both brothers wrestling on the internet, the younger Paul sibling does not have any official credentials in the sport unlike his older brother Logan, who qualified for the state-level Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) 2013 Division I Wrestling Individual Championships.”
On Friday, June 25, 2021, Callum tweeted: “Let me wrestle @jakepaul in a wrestling match make it happen #clashofthetitans.”
Paul has not responded to Callum’s tweet. Here is a video of Callum recently competing in Reno, Nevada:
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Callum Bisping Interested in Starting MMA
Callum Bisping and Jake Paul will likely never make it to the wrestling mat. But according to Anurag Meetra of Sportskeeda, the younger Bisping has plans to follow in his father’s UFC footsteps.
“In a recent episode of his Believe You Me podcast, Michael Bisping spoke in detail about his son’s potential MMA debut,” Meetra wrote, adding that Callum previously helped his dad train ahead of a bout with Georges St-Pierre.