Jake Paul has been told that he has zero credibility among other professional fighters by former UFC star Michael Bisping.
The exchange took place on Twitter, as Bisping responded to Paul's rather provocative list of New Year's resolutions that included buying Floyd Mayweather Promotions to save them from bankruptcy and hire Mayweather a stylist to improve his wardrobe options.
Paul saved his most antagonistic resolution for last, jokingly suggesting he should visit a chiropractor to heal his back after 'carrying the sport of boxing' during his relatively short career inside the ring.
It certainly got a rise out of former Middleweight champion Bisping, who responded to the list with a bitter comment of his own, writing: "Your goal should be to attain credibility in the fight world. That’s what real fighters crave. Currently you have zero."
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Paul has only enjoyed five bouts as a professional so far, winning all five, four of which have come via knockout with the 24-year-old displaying some stellar punching power.
The only win to come courtesy of a points decision was his first fight with another former UFC champion in Tyron Woodley.
The pair have met twice, Paul winning both, though the build-up to the second was marred by controversy, Woodley only standing in at the eleventh hour after Paul's original opponent Tommy Fury had pulled out through injury.
Bisping has previously revealed that Paul's camp reached out to him for a potential fight, but the two parties failed to agree on a fee.
"With Jake Paul, yeah I did get an offer of $500,000 to fight him. We countered back with a million, but I was never really entertaining it," Bisping claimed to SunSport.
"I was like, 'Alright, let's have some fun, let's see what they say.
"And you never know, if they had came back with a million or higher, maybe I would've gone and spanked a YouTuber."
The same list of resolutions that riled Bisping also got a response from former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew, who quickly made his feelings clear with his brutal reply.
"You couldn’t carry the jockstrap of a proper BOXER son. Please rephrase point 4!" Bellew hit back.
Paul is expected to take a break from boxing after his win over Woodley, but is reportedly on the prowl for his next opponent – who must have had prior professional boxing experience.
Not one of his previous five opponents have ever been professional boxer's, though both Woodley and Ben Askren were former UFC champions and failed to topple Paul in the ring.
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