UFC legend Michael Bisping rejected $500k offer to fight Jake Paul and predicts Tyron Woodley's purse

UFC legend Michael Bisping has revealed that he rejected a $500,000 (£353k) offer to fight Jake Paul.

The MMA commentator even predicted that Tyron Woodley may even be raking in $1 million in order to step into the ring with the Problem Child.


Speaking of the Chosen One on his podcast 'Believe You Me', Bisping said: “I’m happy for him.

“I don’t know what [Woodley is] going to get paid, but I’ll tell you right now.

“I was offered $500,000 to fight Jake Paul, so I would assume it’s probably more since the fight’s happening. So good for him.

“He might go out there and might be getting $1m (£706k), and I couldn’t be happier for Tyron, because he really deserves it.”

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Bisping, who was previously engaged in a social media spat with Paul, was linked with fighting the YouTuber earlier this year.

But the 42-year-old admitted last month that he did not 'suitably entertain' an offer to box the social media sensation.

Bisping, who retired in 2017, has admitted he has no plans to fight again.

He has since found success as a commentator, pundit, podcaster and actor to help keep the competitive urge away.

Paul meanwhile, stretched his professional record to 3-0 in April with a brutal first-round KO of Woodley's good friend Ben Askren.

And Woodley – who was released from the UFC in April following four consecutive losses – is relishing the opportunity to silence the 24-year-old.

He said: "Easiest fight of my career & biggest purse of my career all in one night.

"Basically, they brought me in to take out the trash. Can't wait to shut this b***h up.

"This is getting done for the culture, the whole MMA/boxing community, to rid this guy of combat sports.”

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