YouTube star Jake Paul remains determined to keep his boxing career going by pursuing fights against MMA fighters. In an effort to potentially drum up some more action, he has a message for UFC president Dana White.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Paul called out White for comments he made on Tuesday about potential opponents. White had mocked Paul for going after older fighters past their prime, and “guaranteed” that he wouldn’t call out UFC legend Anderson Silva, who recently knocked out Tito Ortiz in an exhibition boxing match on Triller.
Paul tweeted at White, asking “Why you so scared to get embarrassed?” He then declared that he wanted his next opponent to be UFC title contender Jorge Masvidal. Paul also wants to see UFC women’s two-division champion Amanda Nunes to fight against women’s boxing legend Amanda Serrano (presumably on the same card).
“Anderson’s out… JAKE JAKE JAKE,” Paul tweeted. “I want your star talent. Your ‘in their prime’ strikers so I can exploit their lack of Boxing ability. So let’s do this. Me vs. Jorge Masvidal and Amanda Serrano vs. Amanda Nunes…
“If we win, you let any of your fighters fight me going forward. If we lose, I leave you and your exploitive business alone. DANA… DANA… DANA?”
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) September 15, 2021
There’s no love lost between the brash YouTube star and the UFC president. The two have had a war of words for what seems like ages.
Dana White has yet to allow an active UFC fighter face either of the Paul brothers.
Jake Paul boasts a knockout win over former UFC fighter Ben Askren, and most recently beat former UFC champion Tyron Woodley by split decision. Paul retired after winning the latter fight, but reversed course just one day later.
Will we see Dana White answer Jake Paul’s “challenge?”