Following his win over MMA legend Anderson Silva two weeks ago, Jake Paul has now been pictured sparring with the current WBO Cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie — hear about this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
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Just two weeks ago, Jake Paul picked up the biggest win of his professional boxing career yet where he defeated arguably the greatest MMA fighter of all time Anderson Silva.
Following on from this win, there is no doubt that Paul will once again have to up the level of his opponents and most people believe that step up should be against a legitimate professional boxer.
Today a picture was released of Paul and WBO Cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie following a sparring session the two had, this would indicate that Paul is trying to up the level of his training and sparring as he continues his boxing career.
Jake Paul sparring with WBO cruiserweight world champion Lawrence Okolie today… pic.twitter.com/WrgJKpOkPo — Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 9, 2022
Okolie would be a great sparring partner for anyone as he is currently ranked as the number two active Cruiserweight in the world according to many boxing sites.
Conor McGregor expresses interest in buying Liverpool FC
On Monday it was announced that Liverpool football club were officially up for sale, yesterday, Conor McGregor took to Twitter to express his interest in buying the club.
I WOULD LOVE IT! I requested my information on this, yes. Soon as I heard. What a turn of events! What a club! @LFC https://t.co/HD0ELlhKOH — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 8, 2022
Liverpool are currently valued at around £4.5 billion so it would be a very hard deal for McGregor to complete without an investor with him.
Alex Pereira's sons supremely confident of their dad once again defeating Israel Adesanya
Ahead of this weekend's middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and his long time rival Alex Pereira, Pereira's are extremely confident about their dad getting a win over Adesanya once again.
Joe Rogan to return to commentary after over two months at UFC 281
After over two months away from UFC commentary duty, Joe Rogan will return to the booth this weekend at UFC 281 where he will be accompanied by Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier.
Joe Rogan returns to the booth after 2+ months alongside Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier --#UFC281 Read more: https://t.co/Ui6ibSlDct pic.twitter.com/vMedUA8wkJ — MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) November 9, 2022
Cain Velasquez released from jail on bail
Yesterday there was fantastic news regarding former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.
Velasquez was released from jail on bail following his arrest over 250 days ago for firing shots at a man who apparently assaulted his daughter.
Many MMA figures including, Dana White, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold and Khabib Nurmagomedov campaigned for Velasquez to be released as he was simply protecting his family.
You can see what Velasquez had to say following his release yesterday below.
After 254 days, Cain Velasquez walked out of jail a happy man.
Full story: https://t.co/NM6zsJDidK pic.twitter.com/BrscOAP6rt — MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) November 9, 2022
Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz to be an eliminator fight to be Tyson Fury's next challenger
Today it was revealed that the WBC have ordered for Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz to happen to determine the next challenger for Tyson Fury's WBC heavyweight title.
The WBC have now officially ordered Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr as a final eliminator to determine the next mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury's WBC heavyweight world title. pic.twitter.com/EMSkHfWS48 — Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 9, 2022
Alex Pereira's sister, Aline signs with PFL
Alex Pereira's sister, Aline has officially signed a deal to fight in PFL.
-- LFA have signed Aline Pereira, the younger sister of UFC middleweight Alex Pereira.#LFA #MMA pic.twitter.com/mmrIyQC0o0 — The MMA Media (@The_MMA_Media) November 2, 2022
If you have not seen Aline fight, you can see the clip below to get a glimpse of how she fights, spoiler alert it is a lot like her brother's fighting style!
alex pereira's sister is literally the female version of him.pic.twitter.com/YymlJJ9vMY — Dovy-- (@DovySimuMMA) November 2, 2022
Molly McCann reveals that Drake will 'probably' be in attendance at UFC 281
Molly McCann who is fighting this weekend at UFC 281 has revealed that Drake will most likely be in attendance.
-- Molly McCann has said that Drake will ‘probably’ be in attendance supporting her at #UFC281 this weekend in New York.
[per #UFC281 media day]#UFC281 #UFC #MMA pic.twitter.com/O7JwFYh0Z9 — The MMA Media (@The_MMA_Media) November 9, 2022
McCann was recently gifted a Rolex from Drake after she won him a lot of money on a bet.
Mike Brown believes the Dustin Poirier we will see this weekend is the best version of himself we've ever seen
The most highly anticipated fight at UFC 281 is not the main event for the UFC middleweight title, it is Dustin Poirier vs Michael Chandler which promises to be an absolute banger of a fight between two of the best lightweights in the world.
Poirier's head coach Mike Brown believes that the Dustin Poirier which we will see this weekend at UFC 281 is the best Dustin Poirier we have ever seen.
Dustin Poirier will be at his most dangerous for Michael Chandler after an 11-month layoff. --#UFC281 Full story: https://t.co/CS7sctBNI0 pic.twitter.com/690XYfBjRp — MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) November 8, 2022