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UFC Legend Michael Bisping Has Theory For Why Jake Paul Vs Mike Tyson Won't Happen

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UFC Legend Michael Bisping Has Theory For Why Jake Paul Vs Mike Tyson Won't Happen

UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping believes a fight between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will not be sanctioned in Las Vegas.

Earlier this week sensational reports from The Sun claimed former world heavyweight champion Tyson was in "advanced talks" with Paul over an exhibition bout.

£36 million was the figure being mentioned for the rumoured pay-per-view fight, with the Sin City touted as the destination.

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5-0 Paul is yet to fight in Las Vegas, widely deemed as the fight capital, instead of competing in Florida, Georgia, Ohio and California.

And former UFC middleweight champion Bisping does not see the Nevada State Athletic Commission signing off on the fight.

"The [Paul] fight with Mike Tyson, there's a good chance that won't get licensed either," Bisping said on his YouTube channel.

"When Mike Tyson came back and fought Roy Jones Jr, I believe that was in Florida because they couldn't get licensed in Las Vegas.

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"Las Vegas is the fight capital of the world, the Nevada State Athletic Commissions that is one of the toughest to get licensed by.

"Is it gonna happen? According to Mike Tyson, the answer to that is no. I'd like to see [Paul] fight Tommy Fury, similar size, age and experience."

Paul and Tyson had recently been in one another's company over the Christmas period but the Baddest Man on the Planet has denied any talk of a verbal agreement.

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Late on Monday, 'Iron' Mike took to Twitter to state that fighting Paul was news to him.

Tyson wrote: “This is new to me. I saw Jake in St. Barths and he never mentioned it."

Paul turned 25 this week and as well as posting a steamy snap with girlfriend Julia Rose, revealed his five goals for the year.

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One of the notable targets is to give exposure to Amanda Serrano and women's boxing on the whole.

Serrano, who holds the WBC, WBO, and IBO female featherweight titles, is signed to Paul's Most Valuable Promotions' and competed on his last two undercards.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The 'Problem Child' is set to focus on promoting her mooted undisputed lightweight title bout with Irish star Katie Taylor before he gets back in the ring again.

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA

Topics: Jake Paul, Mike Tyson

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