Jake Paul's next fight will be against one of the best MMA fighters of all time

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Jake Paul's next boxing match will be against Anderson Silva, one of the best MMA fighters of all time, and will take place on October 29, according to two insiders familiar with the situation.

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American YouTuber KeemStar was the first to report the rumor on Monday. The insider confirmed the 40-year-old's tweet with people close to the match saying they couldn't speak

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in an official capacity because the battle had not yet been announced. Chemstar claimed that the fight would be confirmed soon by the organisers.

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Silva is widely regarded as one of the UFC's best competitors of all time. As the middleweight champion of Las Vegas-based promotion, he holds the record for winning the longest title in UFC history in 2,457 days.

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He won over Chail Sonnon, Vitor Belfort, Yushin Okami, Forrest Griffin and Dan Henderson. However he ended his UFC tenure with a losing run.

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Silva re-cemented his combat sports career with a widely successful effort in boxing with victories over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Tito Ortiz.

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Considering the striking abilities he has demonstrated during his decades at MMA and his experience in boxing, he is – from a considerable distance – the greatest threat Jake Paul would have faced.

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But as previously reported by Insider, Paul has been looking for tough exams at this stage in his career.

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For his sixth professional match, Paul has attempted to make a match against British television personality and novice boxer Tommy Fury.

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