UFC flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko believes she and sister Antonina would make fast work of YouTube siblings-turned-boxing wannabes Jake and Logan Paul if the foursome ever confronted off.
Shevchenko is among the many most dominant champions in her sport and is making ready to defend her girls’s 125lbs title for a sixth time in opposition to American veteran Lauren Murphy of their co-main occasion at UFC 266 in Las Vegas this weekend.
Alongside Shevchenko to supply assist can be sister and fellow UFC combatant Antonina, who collectively are two of essentially the most fearsome siblings in fight sports activities.
In keeping with Valentina, the Shevchenkos’ abilities would make them greater than a match for boxing novices the Paul bothers, each of whom have been forging controversial careers within the ring on the again of some profitable superstar and crossover bouts.
When requested at Thursday’s UFC 266 press convention how lengthy it might take her and Antonina to complete the Pauls in an unspecific type of fight, Valentina had little doubt.
“Zero seconds. It’s not a query. Not even one second,” replied the smiling murderer.
Even within the present setting the place crossover fights and superstar ring cameos are all the craze, it appears unlikely that we might ever discover out who would come out on high in a gathering between the far bulkier Paul brothers and the Shevchenko sisters.
Nevertheless, UFC boss Dana White has beforehand threatened to unleash double UFC champion Amanda Nunes on Jake Paul, claiming the Brazilian would “put him in a coma.”
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Main as much as her title protection in opposition to US veteran Murphy, Shevchenko has in any occasion dismissed the concept that she would return to boxing – despite the fact that she has stepped into the ring professionally earlier than.
“I don’t see a motive why I’ve to do it,” mentioned the 33-year-old fan favourite.
“I’ve like 12 skilled boxing fights and I did it. I do know precisely what it feels [like].
“For me being UFC champion, combating in combined martial arts, the common type, when the approach is every part…
“It’s sort of like going to boxing, you possibly can, why not however for me it’s a bit little bit of a downgrade,” mentioned the UFC icon.
Shevchenko’s subsequent problem comes within the type of the 15-4 Murphy, who’s a heavy underdog going into her bout with one of the crucial dominant UFC forces of all time.
The pair shared an intense staredown at Thursday’s Las Vegas press convention earlier than they conflict on the T-Cell Area on Saturday.
“For all of the years that I used to be combating, it’s sort of exhausting to shock me with one thing particular should you’re not a super-human,” mentioned ‘Bullet’ of her rival.
“I do know she’s well-rounded, I do know she’s sturdy, I do know she’s harmful. That is every part I’ve to learn about her. However one thing particular, that I put stress on my shoulders? No.”
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