A wise man once said that controversy creates cash, and nobody was more controversial last year than Jake Paul.
Paul really stormed into the mainstream combat sports scene in the co-main event slot under Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. where he faced former NBA player Nate Robinson. Nobody anticipated the fashion in which Jake would win…
Three knockdowns over two rounds, any of which could have stopped the fight, made the combat world take notice. Although many boxing purists do not want to give Jake or even Logan Paul credit as boxers, there is no denying Jake can put people down. At only 23, Jake could be a legitimate problem, thus the “Problem Child” nickname.
Whether you love or hate the Paul brothers, there is no denying that they know how to make people talk and bring in the viewership ($$). Following the Nate Robinson fight, Jake called out people like Dillon Danis, Ben Askren, and Conor McGregor. He would double down on this by posting a profanity-laced call out of McGregor, offering to pay him $50 million for the fight.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 14, 2020
Although the combat community claims they want Jake to go away, the video was retweeted 25.8 thousand times. Jake also ambushed Dillon Danis during the filming of Brendan Schaub’s show “Food Truck Diaries”, and pelted him with toilet paper. Not to mention his Twitter game where he has gone after many people including Nate Diaz. He even posted one video doing various impressions, which Twitter reluctantly laughed at.
While MMA had entertaining personalities like Isreal Adesanya, Jake Paul’s antics combined with his devastating knockout of Nate Robinson has earned him this award.
Jake Paul is The Scrap’s 2020 Entertainer of the Year.
Honrable Mentions: Kevin Holland, Israel Adesanya and Sasha Banks.