Jake Paul will face Anderson Silva in a highly anticipated boxing contest.

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Paul recently admitted to ET that he was "simply delighted. Just excited, really. Every event has a purpose.

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The 25-year-old YouTube sensation had an unusual experience when Paul and Silva met.

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For whatever reason, he was there for an MMA match," the man remembered of a past encounter.

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This man is absolutely genuine. I began skipping rope and just enjoyed making myself giggle as I observed the posters [advertising their match].

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Paul claims that their friendship won't act as a hindrance to him when he enters the ring.

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Paul said, "You know, he surpassed his colleague, Pau Gasol, on the Redeem squad," in reference to the late Kobe Bryant.

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They recently claimed the title. At a basketball game, [Kobe] tackles him! This mamba mindset will thus accompany me to the fight on Saturday.

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Paul said that on game night, he is anticipating electrical energy from the crowd to charge and energise him.

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"This really feels like my first big fight," he said, "and I'm a game-time performance."

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