“It would be destroyed. Come on guys. It’s obvious.”
Jake Paul would be “destroyed” in the UFC, according to Muhammad Mokaev, one of the last stars of the promotion.
Originally from Dagestan with an exemplary wrestling past, Mokaev has been called “the new Khabib Nurmagomedov”.
To be compared to one of the greatest MMA fighters in history is a reward for a man who has yet to make his official UFC debut, but he has distanced himself from such a comparison.
Mokaev said: “He has done a lot for Dagestan and for this sport he has a lot of money and is a great example for the younger generation.
“He’s probably the greatest model in the UFC. But I want to make my own story.”
Now residing in Wigan, Greater Manchester, Mokaev is the current youngest fighter in the UFC at just 21 and has a near-perfect resume with six professional wins and 23 amateur wins.
He says he is “happy” to have made history, adding that “small stories will make a big story at the end”.
He wasted no time in making himself known to the UFC roster. Mokaev took aim at Cody Durden last Saturday after the American made race-insensitive remarks towards his Chinese opponent.
Durden defeated Aori Qileng by unanimous decision, but then found himself in hot water claiming he wanted to “send him back to China where he came from”.
This angered many fighters, most notably Mokaev, who quickly called out Durden.
Muhammad Mokaev called his shot on #TheMMAHour
– Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) 22 November 2021
The 21-year-old is aiming to become the youngest UFC champion in history by 2023, and you’d be crazy to doubt him.
Outside of the UFC, one of the biggest fights on the boxing calendar comes next month as YouTuber Jake Paul takes on Tommy Fury.
It’s a hugely lucrative fight that has undoubtedly drawn young people into boxing, regardless of your opinion of the Paul brothers.
However, Mokaev believes Logan or Jake Paul would be quickly discovered if they tried MMA.
“He [Jake Paul] would be destroyed. Come on guys. It’s obvious. This is not a joke.
“It’s dangerous for his life. I think he should take out life insurance [if he comes to the UFC]. “