Sam Alvey Explains Why He’s The Ideal Opponent For Jake Paul

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Sam Alvey has turned his attention towards YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul after parting ways with the UFC.

Alvey was released by the UFC after losing eight out of his last nine fights with a split draw against Jung Da Un at UFC 254. He most recently fought at UFC Vegas 59, where he lost to Michal Oleksiejczuk by first round KO. Following his release, ‘Smile’n’ Sam took to social media to call out Paul, who recently had his fight with Hasim Rahman Jr cancelled.

Sam Alvey On Jake Paul

Speaking on MMA Fighting’s The MMA Hour (as transcribed by, Alvey explained why a boxing bout with Paul makes sense.

“I haven’t won in a while, which is kind of the kind of guys he likes to fight, so that makes sense,” Alvey said. “I’m the same size of him, which will be different for him. He tends to like to fight guys that are smaller than him, so he’ll have to make a little exception for that. But I’m the first guy that he would fight, that’s a knockout guy. I’m a guy who’s always been a striker, I would be the first non-wrestler. I’m not quite a boxer, I’ve never boxed. I’ve kickboxed, 7-1 in professional kickboxing.

“I think it makes sense. I almost broke Logan [Paul]’s jaw in a sparring session, I was doing the best I could to carry him and just be a training partner. But, he just kept getting hit… I was supposed to spar his brother too, Jake, Jake wouldn’t do it afterwards.”

Paul holds wins over former UFC fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, and now has Nate Diaz on his radar.

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