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Martin Domin & Lewis Moynihan

UFC star Paddy Paddy Pimblett accepts Jake Paul's $1million challenge after 'fix' accusation

UFC star Paddy Paddy Pimblett has accepted Jake Paul's $1million challenge. The MMA fighter has accepted the YouTube star's spar offer after claiming he fixes his boxing fights, reports the Mirror.

The pair have been going back and forward on social media in recent days after Pimblett took a sly dig at the boxer in an interview. The YouTuber has been surprising the combat sports world with his boxing wins- including a points decision over UFC legend Anderson Silva last month.

However, the Liverpudlian is not convinced with Paul, claiming he fixes his fights. Speaking on the YouTuber, 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."

When being quizzed on whether he thinks that the fights are rigged, Pimblett doubled down, adding: "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."

Jake Paul (centre) (Getty Images)

The social media star did not take kindly to the 27-year-old's comments as he blasted him for disrespecting the Brazilian legend by insinuating that he would take a dive. 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.

"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."

The UFC star has now clapped back at the 25-year-old by inviting him to meet him after the upcoming UFC 282 event in Nevada. Pimblett is set to face off against Jared Gordon in the co-main of the event after being bumped up the running order due to someone dropping out.

He said: "Challenge accepted but I'm not coming to Puerto Rico when I'm fighting next Saturday. If you want to spar, come to the PI next week.

"As I say, I fight Saturday, I'll chill Sunday and I'll beat you up Monday, offer's there."

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