Jake Paul and Anderson Silva couldn’t wait to do battle in the ring this Saturday night – so they squared off in a dance-off instead!
In a hilarious clip posted to social media by Paul’s promotional outfit, Most Valuable Promotions, the two can be seen throwing shapes in front of a green screen ahead of their much-anticipated fight in Glendale, Arizona this weekend.
10-9 Anderson Silva 🕺 😅 #PaulSilva
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) October 24, 2022
The video received a mixed reception amongst fans, with some even going as far to say it gave them the impression the fight was rigged in Paul’s favour.
Silva is widely accepted as the toughest test of the YouTuber’s boxing career to date. The Brazilian is regarded as one of the best strikers in UFC history and actually has boxed professionally before, boasting a record of 3-1.
However, ‘The Spider’ is now 47 years of age and is up against a fresh, fit 25-year-old in Jake Paul who has been showing signs of improvement in each fight. Bettors have been siding with Paul so far as well, who has been backed in from a 13/10 underdog to a 4/7 favourite in recent weeks.
This could have been helped by a clip circulating of Silva saying he had been knocked out TWICE in camp for the fight, however he later retracted this, putting it down to his less than perfect use of English.
His fans will be hoping there was a genuine error in translation, or the Jake Paul train could be steaming full ahead this Saturday night.