Jake Paul issued warning to Anderson Silva over illegal move during fight

Jake Paul fumed at Anderson Silva: "You're pulling my head down," as the two squared off on Saturday evening.

Paul beat the UFC legend on points after knocking him down in the final round with a wicked shot. However, Silva was close to having points deduced during the bout after grabbing Paul's head to pull him closer to the Brazilian.

Paul warned his rival about the persistent rule break, and the commentary team confirmed the referee could have opted to deduct a point from Silva. As the bout continued Paul gained the upper hand, and eventually outboxed his rival to extend his unbeaten run.

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"It is surreal I don't think it will hit me until a couple of weeks from now," Paul said at the post-fight press conference.

"I feel like I am in a movie. He was the one that told me I could accomplish anything if I set my mind to it and it feels like a movie. Just being in the ring with him seeing his heart, courage and bravery. That is the champion I looked up too and I had to go in there and match his heart that I saw through the TV screen.

"We were throwing big shots all night. That one [knockdown] caught him off guard when he was coming up. He was taking harder shots than that it wasn't the hardest punch of the night.

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"It was obviously just the timing and I was just surprised by his toughness as I was dropping sparring partners with them shots in camp.

"He is built different, the guy has fought through broken bones so to beat someone like that you have to dig deep."

Silva also admitted that Paul was the better fighter during the bout – and the right man had won.


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