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Martin Domin

Jake Paul responds to Paddy Pimblett "fix" accusation with $1million offer

Jake Paul as called out Paddy Pimblett for a $1million sparring session after the UFC star insisted the YouTuber's fights were fixed.

Paul has been plagued by such accusations throughout his short career as professional boxer but has always fiercely denied the claims. Pimblett recently doubled down on his view, insisting footage from Paul's last fight against UFC legend Anderson Silva proved his case.

Pimblett said: "He gets the best coaches in, the best nutritionists in and stuff like that, Jake Paul is actually not that bad now, even though I think his fights are fixed." And asked if he really feels that the fights are rigged, Pimblett added: "Yeah, but I don't think the Tyron Woodley knockout was fixed.

"When you get knocked out like that and you land face first, if you're not unconscious you'd go [put your arms out], you can't help it that's a human reaction. I seen an angle of a punch he hit Anderson Silva with the other day where he sat down and he didn't even hit him."

Paul has now taken to social media to offer Pimblett a boxing sparring session. If the Liverpudlian 'wins', Paul is willing to pay him $1m - but if he loses, Pimblett has to join Paul's newly-formed fighters' association. "I was really wanting to like you, I really was; you've got a good thing going for you but then you come out and say my fight with Anderson Silva was rigged," Paul said.

"I'm sick and tired of this narrative. It's stupid and pathetic; you're disrespecting the own GOAT of your own sport. You're saying that Anderson Silva is a criminal, that he is a fraud. You're saying Viacom, one of the biggest media companies in the world, is doing criminal stuff.

"I have a proposition for you; since you wouldn't rig a fight, let's spar. Fly to Puerto Rico - I'll get you a private jet - and we can do five three-minute rounds of boxing. If you win, I'll give you $1million, which is what you deserve to get paid Paddy. You know it, but the UFC is not paying you that, you deserve to get paid more.

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"But if I win, you have to join the United Fighters Association and help me sign up all the fighters in the UK. So let's spar, put your money where your mouth is - let's go." Pimblett is due to make his return to the UFC next month when he takes on Jared Gordon at UFC 282.

Paul has said he will return to the ring in February and said has sent out offers to three prospective opponents, likely to include long-time rival Tommy Fury.

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