If Jake Paul‘s truly serious about taking an MMA bout after his huge KO win over Tyron Woodley … he’s got one of the best fighters in the ready to train him.
TMZ Sports talked to 26-year-old Bellator champ A.J. McKee in Tampa, FL on Friday … and we asked the undefeated fighter about Paul saying he intends to take an MMA fight in the future.
“S**t, he better come train with me, but he can do good,” McKee told us.
The 16-0 champ continued … “If he wanna do it, he can do it. I think he’s already shown his skills in what he can do in boxing, so if he wants to take it to a different lane, why not?”
If you missed Jake’s comments … he told the media on Thursday that he “100 percent” was going to fight MMA, saying, “I don’t see why if I can do boxing at this high of a level that I couldn’t do MMA at this high of a level.”
In fact, later that same day, Jake told us he intended to fight and beat Conor McGregor in an MMA cage.
Paul said he going to train at AKA in northern California … which happens to be the home gym of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier.
He’s very likely kidding … ’cause DC and Paul ain’t exactly buddies. Remember, they nearly came to blows at a UFC event several months back.
So, if Jake needs a gym … Bodyshop in Lakewood, Cali is open for biz.