Anderson Silva's striking coach delivers warning to Jake Paul after he challenged the fomer UFC star

After Jake Paul stated he could beat both Floyd Mayweather and Anderson Silva in one night, Silva's boxing coach suggested the Brazilian would make Paul pay "dearly".

As Jake Paul prepares for his next fight, the 25-year-old has frequently mentioned fighting former UFC star Anderson Silva.

Silva, who ended his MMA career with a 34-11 record, has also entertained the idea of fighting the internet star, and his boxing coach Luiz Carlos Dorea believes the 47-year-old would make Paul pay "dearly" for all of his talking

"If he's considering a fight, I think he will pay dearly. In promoting, it's all valid. He's doing his part, using his tongue, but you can't use your tongue inside the ring," said Dorea.

"You have to use your fists, and it's a whole other story. Anderson is far better.

"Anderson has always trained boxing when he was fighting MMA. He was always a striker with good boxing and muay Thai.

"Now, almost two years later and the three [boxing matches] we've done, and training boxing specifically for this, Anderson is evolving a lot.

"He's more confident in his movement and defence. He had great boxing for MMA, and is putting on a show now. His level is so high."

The feud between Paul and Silva initially started at the Brazilian's latest exhibition, where the 47-year-old secured victory over Bruno Machado.

While many were impressed with Silva's ability at his age, Paul instead criticised the former UFC star and mentioned that he'd beat both him and Floyd Mayweather in one night.

Dorea saw the funny side of Paul's comments after the fight, "You have to laugh, right? Have to laugh.

"Jake Paul is doing his part, which is to promote. It's obvious there's no way he can face Mayweather, one of the best boxers of all time, and Anderson, another legend. He never fought a striker."

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