Jake Paul isn’t eager about combating Anderson Silva subsequent in boxing, however he’s bought a wager to supply UFC president Dana White to let him face Jorge Masvidal as a substitute.
Recent off a win over ex-UFC champ Tyron Woodley to maneuver his report to 4-0, Paul proposed a showdown towards Masvidal for his subsequent struggle after he engaged in a confrontation with the “BMF” champion via interviews and social media.
White answered that problem following the most recent episode of The Contender Sequence on Tuesday evening by reminding Paul that Masvidal was beneath contract to the UFC however Silva was out there for a struggle after he demolished Tito Ortiz with a brutal knockout on the Triller Struggle Membership card this previous weekend. Silva has now received two boxing matches in 2021 after vanquishing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. again in June.
Whereas it seems Paul isn’t taking the bait the place Silva is worried, he’s prepared to make a counteroffer to White with the intention to make the Masvidal struggle occur whereas additionally proposing one other struggle that includes a UFC star taking up a boxing champion.
“I need your star expertise,” Paul stated on social media in a put up directed at White. “Your ‘of their prime’ strikers so I can exploit their lack of boxing capacity. So let’s do that: me vs. Jorge Masvidal and Amanda Serrano vs. Amanda Nunes.
“If we win, you let any of your fighters struggle me going ahead. If we lose, I depart you and your exploitive enterprise alone. Dana … Dana … Dana…?”
Serrano was not too long ago featured within the co-main occasion on the cardboard headlined by Paul towards Woodley the place she defeated Yamileth Mercado by unanimous determination to maneuver her report to 41-1-1.
As for Nunes, she has jokingly supplied to struggle Paul previously following a earlier encounter the place the 24-year-old Ohio native was attempting to e book a matchup towards UFC celebrity Conor McGregor and White stated he would enable the two-division girls’s champion to knock him out as a substitute.
Paul has made it no secret that he needs to proceed taking up prime fighters from the UFC after bashing the boxing capacity of MMA athletes throughout a latest look on The MMA Hour.
“I’m going to back-to-back-to-back on these b*tch ass MMA fighters,” Paul stated. “Like, line them up, I’ll take all of them down.”
It’s extremely unlikely that White will settle for Paul’s problem, particularly after suggesting the struggle towards Silva, who has appeared higher than ever since transitioning to boxing from MMA.
Paul hasn’t booked his subsequent struggle after profitable a cut up determination over Woodley, though he’s said that it’s potential he might return to motion earlier than the top of the 12 months.