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Jake Paul calls out Anderson Silva after UFC icon shines on Floyd Mayweather undercard
Jake Paul looks to have bowed down to pressure over a potential return to the ring against UFC icon turned professional boxer Anderson Silva after the veteran's fine performance on Floyd Mayweather's undercard in Abu Dhabi.Silva, who won 16 consecutive fights between 2006 and 2012 to write his name in the UFC history books, has turned to boxing in recent years and impressed across his last four outings.Having beaten Julio Cesar De Jesus, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Tito Ortiz, he dominated a non-scored bout against Bruno Machado on Saturday (May 22) to reignite rumours of a Jake Paul match-up.Taking to Twitter after Silva's fine display, Paul posted a mocked-up picture of himself working in pest control - due to Silva's nickname being The Spider.He also posted three yawning emojis suggesting that the match-up doesn't hugely excite him, with a 22-year age gap between the potential opponents.In a short message, he then added: "I would beat Floyd and Anderson in the same night."Who would win between Jake Paul and Anderson Silva? Tell us in the comments sectionPaul, 25, has won all five of his professional boxing bouts to this point, beating AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley twice.UFC icons Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier were quick to suggest Silva as a potential opponent for Paul after talks of their own, and Silva, 47, also seems keen on the bout.He said after his fight: "I am so happy to be here again, I feel it is my second home.
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