Jake Paul In Talks With PFL For MMA Crossover Bout

Jake Paul PFLJake Paul has expressed his interest in stepping into the world of MMA in the future following on from his successful start in boxing, and it appears the PFL is open to offering him a home within the sport. Reports suggested that Paul had begun initial talks with the PFL about switching over to make […]

Jake Paul PFL

Jake Paul has expressed his interest in stepping into the world of MMA in the future following on from his successful start in boxing, and it appears the PFL is open to offering him a home within the sport.

Reports suggested that Paul had begun initial talks with the PFL about switching over to make his debut, these comments were later confirmed by PFL CEO Peter Murray who had admitted talks had taken place between the pair.

“Hey, listen, you know, if any major athlete that is considering and wants to get into MMA, of course, the PFL is in the conversation.”

“What the PFL is about is offering fighters opportunities and fans access to great events. Jake has certainly got a large global following. He’s got a strong point of view. He’s a real athlete, and he’s established himself in boxing. And, you know, if he’s looking at MMA as that next opportunity in parallel, perhaps with boxing, of course, we’re going to have a conversation.”

It appears Jake Paul is serious about this move also after ‘The Problem Child’ uploaded a video to his social media practicing throwing leg kicks, in what appears to be his attempt to learn the correct techniques before making the switch.

Will Jake Paul’s success transition to MMA?

Despite the controversy he may cause, Jake Paul had a successful year competing within boxing. He went 3-0 in 2021 which included victories over two former UFC competitors in Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. Paul would viciously KO Askren in April before beating Woodley via decision the first time around and then going on to knockout the former UFC welterweight champion in their December rematch.

Paul’s antics away from the ring may not always be the best, however, Murray has made it clear of his intentions at the PFL and what they are aiming to do.

“It doesn’t mean the PFL supports his detailed manifesto, It’s not about that. What we’re about is providing opportunities for fighters and great events for fans. Simple.” (Transcribed by MMAJunkie.com)

Do you think Jake Paul will compete within MMA?

Former PFL, Bellator Fighter Jordan Young Dies At 27

Jordan YoungLight heavyweight fighter Jordan Young has passed away at the age of 27. The news was announced by his boxing coach Derik Santos on Saturday. There is no clear cause of death at the time of writing for the former Bellator and PFL fighter who fights out of American Top Team. The PFL and American […]

Jordan Young

Light heavyweight fighter Jordan Young has passed away at the age of 27.

The news was announced by his boxing coach Derik Santos on Saturday. There is no clear cause of death at the time of writing for the former Bellator and PFL fighter who fights out of American Top Team.

The PFL and American Top Team would confirm his death on Sunday as they posted tributes for Young.

“It’s with a heavy heart, we have learned about the passing of our teammate Jordan Young. Our team is shocked and deeply saddened by this news. A great teammate, he will be deeply missed by all of us. Thoughts and prayers to his family. RIP to this warrior ?

“PFL is saddened to learn about the passing of Jordan Young. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family during this tragic time. May he Rest In Peace.”

Jordan Young Was A Promising Prospect

Young boasted a 12-2 MMA record.

He started off his career with a 10-0 record which included six straight wins in Bellator. He would then suffer his first career defeat to Julius Anglickas in a unanimous decision at Bellator 233 back in November 2019.

Young would then join the PFL where he was again outpointed, this time by former UFC fighter Tom Lawlor in June this year. However, he would bounce back with a TKO win over another UFC alum in Omari Akhmedov at the PFL Championships in October.

May Jordan Young rest in peace. LowKick MMA sends thoughts and prayers to his family.

Kayla Harrison: It’s My Job To Prove To Dana White I’m Worth Signing

Kayla HarrisonKayla Harrison believes she’ll need to force UFC president Dana White’s hand. Harrison is currently a free agent after she became a back-to-back PFL women’s lightweight champion late last month. However, despite her dominance and popularity, White has seemed hesitant about potentially signing her. In particular, he doesn’t believe Harrison is ready for UFC level […]

Kayla Harrison

Kayla Harrison believes she’ll need to force UFC president Dana White’s hand.

Harrison is currently a free agent after she became a back-to-back PFL women’s lightweight champion late last month. However, despite her dominance and popularity, White has seemed hesitant about potentially signing her.

In particular, he doesn’t believe Harrison is ready for UFC level competition and that she would be better off in the PFL.

However, White has said plenty of things before — mainly that women would never compete in the UFC — which is why Harrison is hoping to prove to White that she is worth the risk and investment.

“Dana has said a lot of things before,” Harrison told MMA Fighting. “It’s my job. If I want to fight in the UFC someday, if I want to fight at featherweight for the UFC some day, then it’s my job to prove to him that I’m worth the investment and I’m worth the risk.

“All I can do is to continue to go out there and be so dominant and continue be so good that you can’t ignore me. I know that I’ll do that. He says a lot of stuff and I know that I’m going to make him eat his words and he’ll smile when he does it and it will be great. I’m not worried about it. That time is coming.”

Kayla Harrison: I’m Not Worried About Joining The UFC

White is no stranger to playing down talent outside the UFC, especially in the bigger promotions. That is also why Harrison isn’t taking his comments too personally either.

Especially given what White has done for the sport.

“He’s great at his job,” Harrison said about White. “He freaking started the sport basically. So it’s like who am I to tell him how to do what he does best? I’m not going to sit here and say ‘oh he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, he’s this and he’s that, and he has no idea and I’m different.’ I’m just going to show him.

“Then he’ll see and then he’ll do what he does and it will be great. I’m not worried about it. I’m really not.”

Do you think we’ll see Kayla Harrison in the UFC soon?

Christian Lohsen Loses His Left Testicle After Training Incident

Christian LohsenChristian Lohsen suffered an injury setback last night following a misplaced knee during a training session. Lohsen took to Instagram to share this with his fans and provide an update following his successful surgery. This is what he had to say: “So last night was rough… in a training accident I got my left testicle […]

Christian Lohsen

Christian Lohsen suffered an injury setback last night following a misplaced knee during a training session.

Lohsen took to Instagram to share this with his fans and provide an update following his successful surgery. This is what he had to say:

“So last night was rough… in a training accident I got my left testicle ruptured by a knee which led to it getting surgically removed… thank you to everyone last night that helped me get to the hospital. I’m fine home resting, surgery went well. Doc said I won’t lose testosterone or ability to have kids from this. If I lose the other one however it’s a different story so from now on if you hit me in my last testicle we aren’t friends… lol”

Despite what must have been an awful experience Lohsen remained in good spirits about the whole ordeal, going onto say:

“If I lose the other one however it’s a different story so from now on if you hit me in my last testicle, we aren’t friends…lol.”

The US-born fighter did not say when he would be back in training, however, given a healthy recovery you can expect to see Hollywood want to get back in there very soon. His last outing saw him pick up a unanimous decision win over Jonas Flok in his first bout in the PFL 2021 Playoffs back in August.

Christian Lohsen’s early career

Lohsen started his professional MMA career back in 2017, competing within the Real Fighting Championship. After picking up a series of wins in more regional promotions Lohsen gained an opportunity to compete on the Contender Series back in 2019. Unfortunately for him it wasn’t too be his night, as he lost to JJ Okanovich via unanimous decision. He would then go on to pick up a victory over Dennis Hughes fighting at iKon Fighting Federation 1 before making the switch over to the PFL.

Hopefully, Lohsen can recover swiftly and make his return to the octagon.

When he does who would you like to see him fight next?

Bruno Cappelozza Reacts To Winning $1m At PFL 10, Finding Out His Father Passed Away

Bruno CappelozzaBrazilian heavyweight, Bruno Cappelozza has described last night’s PFL 10 heavyweight tournament victory as both the happiest and saddest day of his life, after family members informed him following his decision win over Ante Delija, that his father, Joao Cappelozza had passed away last Sunday. Competing against Rizin FF and M-1 Global veteran, Delija, Cappelozza […]

Bruno Cappelozza

Brazilian heavyweight, Bruno Cappelozza has described last night’s PFL 10 heavyweight tournament victory as both the happiest and saddest day of his life, after family members informed him following his decision win over Ante Delija, that his father, Joao Cappelozza had passed away last Sunday.

Competing against Rizin FF and M-1 Global veteran, Delija, Cappelozza managed to take home a decision victory in a close back-and-forth — clinching the heavyweight tournament win, as well as scooping the PFL $1 million fight purse for the win.

However, soon after his exit from the cage, Cappelozza was informed that his father had passed away on Sunday, with PFL commentator and former UFC fighter, Sean O’Connell explained that Cappelozza’s family had elected against informing the heavyweight of his father’s passing prior to his fight with Dileja as to not cause the Brazilian a distraction.

Bruno Cappelozza describes yesterday as the happiest and saddest day of his life 

Taking to his official Instagram account following his win over Delija, Cappelozza thanked his late father, Joao, as well as describing yesterday as the happiest and saddest of his life.

Happiest and Saddest day of my life,” Cappelozza posted on Instagram. “I didn’t know I had lost my greatest love and friend of my life. Thank you for everything, things that only God can explain. I love you beyond life, thank you for teaching me to be this human being that I am.

According to a report from MMA Junkie, Cappelozza’s team confirmed their client would be returning to Sao Paulo, Brazil on Thursday in order to be with his family, catching the first available flight.

The 32-year-old Jau native landed the fourth consecutive victory of his professional career with last night’s win over Delija scoring him his fourteenth professional triumph — with his most recent loss coming against UFC light heavyweight contender, Jiri Prochazka. 

During his impressive run, Cappelozza managed to score an impressive 46-second knockout over Delija before last night’s decision victory — in between a pair of knockouts over btoehr Mo DeReese and Jamelle Jones. A Jungle Fight alum, Cappelozza also holds wins over both Klidson Abreu and Sandro Bezerra. 

Wiz Khalifa May Make His MMA Debut With PFL

Wiz KhalifaRapper Wiz Khalifa is open to getting inside the octagon and making his MMA debut with PFL. PFL and Khalifa have recently partnered together and now Khalifa has gone on record about a possible debut with the organization. Khalifa has made a song for the league called ‘Million Dollar Moment’ that he played during their […]

Wiz Khalifa

Rapper Wiz Khalifa is open to getting inside the octagon and making his MMA debut with PFL.

PFL and Khalifa have recently partnered together and now Khalifa has gone on record about a possible debut with the organization. Khalifa has made a song for the league called ‘Million Dollar Moment’ that he played during their tournament.

In an interview with Maxim, Khalifa said “I’ve always been a boxing fan and when MMA started to become big, my cousins convinced me to start training in jiu-jitsu, That was about 5 years ago. I love watching and [fighting is] definitely something I think about, but for now I’m happy as an owner. But you never know. I am always training so if the opportunity presents itself and is something that could be fun and good for everyone, I could see myself getting in the ring.”

Khalifa has been an avid fan of MMA and went through a transformation where he gained 35 pounds from training. He has not committed to getting inside the octagon, but he didn’t close the door on the opportunity either. It also seems the PFL would love to have Khalifa get in there and test his skills as well. CEO of the PFL Peter Murray said, “If Wiz ever wants to get in the cage, whether it be for an exhibition, for charity, or for a professional bout, he’s got the PFL in his corner. He knows who to call.”

Khalifa has all the means to get into the octagon, but it seems only time will tell if he actually will.

Would you encourage Wiz Khalifa to test his skills in the PFL?