When YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul defeated UFC legend Anderson Silva by unanimous decision in October, many were quick to call the fight rigged.

En route to Paul’s victory, he dropped Silva in the eighth round of the fight, but there were many who thought it wasn’t legit.

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Jake Paul (L) poses with Anderson Silva of Brazil after their cruiserweight fight at Desert Diamond Arena on October 29, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. Paul won by unanimous decision.
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Boxing fans felt Silva dove in to help Paul and grow his already insane popularity, but Silva says he lost fairly.

«People don’t give Jake credit», Silva told TMZ Sports. «Jake is a very young guy, he is very determined and he trains hard every day.»

Silva – as a reminder, a UFC fighter – said he was not adequately prepared for the boxing match.

Jake Paul and Anderson SIlva face off during a Jake Paul v.  Anderson Silva at NeueHouse Hollywood on September 12, 2022, in Hollywood, California.

Jake Paul and Anderson SIlva face off during a Jake Paul v. Anderson Silva at NeueHouse Hollywood on September 12, 2022, in Hollywood, California.
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«I didn’t have the right strategy and I lost the fight, and that’s amazing, because I keep learning, I keep accepting the new technique with my trainer, and that’s great,» the 47-year-old said.

Silva also added words of encouragement to the Problem Kid.

«Jake, keep doing your job bro. You’re doing amazing. I love you!»

Silva added that he would be open to a rematch with Paul in the future, but now Paul is reportedly finally ready to fight Tommy Fury.

Jake Paul, left, and Anderson Silva pose for photos during a press conference on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles.  The two are scheduled to fight at a 187-pound catchweight on October 29 in Phoenix.

Jake Paul, left, and Anderson Silva pose for photos during a press conference on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight at a 187-pound catchweight on October 29 in Phoenix.
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After two postponements, the two will meet on February 25.

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