Israel Adesanya imparted some words of wisdom to Jake Paul after the YouTube star’s second professional win.
Paul knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson last year with a brutal second-round stoppage which quickly went viral.
And Paul’s coach BJ Flores has revealed UFC middleweight champion Adesanya was on hand with some advice in the aftermath.
“I love Israel man, he’s so chill, so cool, so respectful and so nice to be around,” Flores told The Schmo.
“He said, ‘Take everyday for what it is and work you a** off. Don’t look back with any regrets,’ and you know, coming from a champion, it means a lot.”
Paul went on to stop former UFC star Ben Askren in his third fight before outpointing former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in his fourth.
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The YouTube star was then due to take on Brit Tommy Fury last year but the unbeaten boxer pulled out with a broken rib.
Paul instead fought Woodley for a second time and put a concussive end to their rivalry with a sixth-round stoppage.
The social media sensation is taking a break from the ring as he promotes stablemate Amanda Serrano’s huge fight with Katie Taylor in April.
And Flores was tight-lipped as to what is next for his pupil.
“You’ve got to sit back and watch,” he added. “He’s got a lot of options; he’s knocked out everybody he’s fought and he’s done what he had to do.
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“He’s got a lot of good options right now and people are beating down the door to fight him. We’ll see what happens over the next few months and see what unravels but it’ll be good whatever happens next.”
Adesanya, meanwhile, outpointed Robert Whittaker in their rematch last weekend to retain his UFC title.
Whittaker had been knocked out in the first meeting but took the champion the distance in Houston only to be denied by the judges’ scorecards.
“I knew he was going to bring everything, because last time I took everything away from him,” Adesanya said. “So, he had nothing to lose. And like I said, I’m the champ… come get it.
“I know June doesn’t have a pay-per-view yet, but like I said, I’m the new dog in the yard, I’m the big dog in the yard now. And I know the other dog, Jared Cannonier, did some work tonight.”