THIS is the moment Jake Paul dropped Anderson Silva before picking up the biggest win of his boxing career.
The YouTuber-turned boxer bettered Silva on points in Arizona, scoring a knockdown in the eighth and final round.
Paul landed a counter right hook to leave the Brazilian UFC legend floored and staring defeat in the face.
The American was awarded a unanimous decision with scores of 77-74 and 78-73, twice as he defeated his idol-turned rival.
He said: “It’s a surreal moment. Hard work pays off. First and foremost, I want to say thank you to Anderson.
“He was my idol growing up. He inspired me to be great. He was the first celebrity I ever met.
“Without him, we wouldn’t have had a fight this year. He’s a tough mofo. A legend. I have nothing but respect for him.
“This just goes to show that anyone watching at home, chase your dreams. It’s never too late.
“I started boxing two-and-a-half years ago as a pro and just beat one of the greatest ever because I’m obsessed with this.
“I go so hard every single day. Nothing can get in my way. No distractions.”
Silva, 47, added: “I think the judges got it right. Listen, it’s tough to come inside here and fight a young kid. I tried to do my best.
“I trained hard every day. Jake is better than me today. I don’t have anything bad to say about my opponent.
“I think everybody needs to respect this kid because he’s doing the best job. I trained hard. I’m a warrior.”