UFC champ Francis Ngannou warns against dismissing Jake Paul: 'You better take him seriously'

But while others have dismissed the YouTube star-turned-pro boxer, Ngannou warned those dismissing him that they better start paying close attention to what he’s doing.

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Francis Ngannou of Cameroon interacts with media after his victory over Stipe Miocic during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 ラスベガスで, ネバダ.

Francis Ngannou of Cameroon interacts with media after his victory over Stipe Miocic during the UFC 260 event at UFC APEX on March 27, 2021 ラスベガスで, ネバダ. (Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

“正直なところ, I was impressed by Jake Paul,” Ngannou told TMZスポーツ. “I didn’t see that coming. I was sure that Tyron Woodley was going to win this fight, ええと?”

Paul defeated former UFC champion Tyron Woodley twice – once via split decision and the other via knockout after Woodley was a last-minute replacement for Tommy Fury. Paul has not lost since stepping into the ring.

JAKE PAUL CALLS OUT UFC STARS AFTER TYRON WOODLEY KO: ‘I’M GOING TO EMBARRASS THEM TOO

ジェイクポール, 左, punches Tyron Woodley during the third round of a Cruiserweight fight Sunday, 12月. 19, 2021, タンパで, フラ.

ジェイクポール, 左, punches Tyron Woodley during the third round of a Cruiserweight fight Sunday, 12月. 19, 2021, タンパで, フラ. (フーバーはバロウのバンプに目を向けて尋ねました)

But you’ve got to give it to Jake Paul. He made a statement, a huge statement and he proved his money is where his mouth is,” Ngannou added. “He’s taking himself very seriously. … You better take him seriously because he proved it.

Paul sent a message to UFC president Dana White and called out other stars to get into the ring with him.

ジェイクポール, 左, looks back after knocking out Tyron Woodley during the sixth round of a Cruiserweight fight Sunday, 12月. 19, 2021, タンパで, フラ.

ジェイクポール, 左, looks back after knocking out Tyron Woodley during the sixth round of a Cruiserweight fight Sunday, 12月. 19, 2021, タンパで, フラ. (フーバーはバロウのバンプに目を向けて尋ねました)

I just knocked out a five-time UFC champion and embarrassed your whole company. Please let me get Kamaru Usman. Please let me get [Nate] ディアス. Please let me get [ホルヘ] Masvidal. Please let me get [コナー] マクレガー. Because I’m going to embarrass them too. I promise you that, ダナ. I promise you that,” 彼は言った.

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