Jake Paul’s next fight is getting very close, and one Canadian MMA coach thinks that the YouTube star won’t be playing very fair.
He’s set to fight UFC champion Tyron Woodley on August 29th at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio, and it’s being dubbed his biggest challenge yet.
The 24-year-old has previously beaten Nate Robinson and Ben Askren, but will he take home the trophy this time? Well, some people think he’ll use steroids to ensure he leaves victorious.
Firas Zahabi claims Jake Paul will use steroids
During an interview with Bloody Elbow on Tuesday (August 10th), MMA coach Firas Zahabi made some interesting predictions about Jake Paul’s upcoming fight.
He claimed that the YouTuber will use steroids to improve his athletic performance, saying: “I didn’t want to mention it, but my number one factor — Jake Paul’s corner, they’re going to be on all sorts of substances.”
“I hate to say it, but I definitely think Jake Paul is going to be on PEDs,” he continued. ‘PED’ stands for performance-enhancing drugs, and is the technical term for steroids.
However, he then went on to claim that Tyron Woodley won’t be using any steroids, saying: “I don’t think Tyron will be on PEDs. I think Tyron will be totally natural. Does it make a difference? It absolutely does.”
He also made some predictions about the fight
Firas Zahabi also made some very interesting predictions about what will happen during the much-anticipated fight.
First, he claimed that the fight would be “very tough” for Tyron considering Jake Paul’s size and punch. However, he did say that Tyron is a better boxer than Jake.
He then predicted: “Two things are gonna happen, either [Jake] is going to move ahead on the scorecards against Woodley, or he’s gonna get knocked out by a counter right. I doubt Woodley knocks him out with any other punch.”
“Either guy can get knocked out with a right hand, but Jake Paul is bigger, explosive, very athletic,” Zahabi said. “Because he’s bigger, he could push around, he could bully a Tyron Woodley a little bit,” he continued.
Who is Firas Zahabi?
So, who actually is Firas Zahabi? And does he know what he’s talking about?
Well, the 41-year-old is a Canadian mixed martial arts and grappling coach as well as a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
He runs the TriStar Gym in Montreal, Canada, and has had some pretty accomplished students including George Saint Piere, Miguel Torres and Denis Kang.
Firas is also huge on Instagram, with 106,000 followers on his profile @firas_zahabi.
To see if his predictions actually come true, you can buy tickets to watch the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight here.
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