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.”
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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.”