A deaf MMA fighter has called upon UFC president Dana White to sign him.
Not only that, though, the talented star also took the time to directly call out UFC fan favourite Conor McGregor too.
Thomas Paull, who was born without the ability to hear, is currently the two-weight world champion for Golden Ticket.
He recently clinched the UK-based promotion's lightweight title in March, producing a devastating first round KO to beat Perry Andre.
Now Paull fancies his chances in the sport's biggest and best promotion: the UFC.
Speaking to JOE, Paull sent a direct message to Dana White, saying: “What's up? Come here, I'm not hiding anywhere, I'm right here.
"I'm waiting for you to call me, no no, text me."
As it stands, UFC flyweight Askar Askarov is the only deaf fighter on the UFC's roster.
Paull clearly has his sights set on the bright lights of the UFC and he's got a couple of dream bouts in mind.
"I'd love to fight Conor McGregor," he added.
"The second one would be Paddy Pimblett, because he's from the North and I'm from the South. Come on Paddy, I'll fight you." Paull, who recently trained at Khamzat Chimaev's Allstars gym in Sweden, explained his reasons for taking up mixed martial arts.
“When I grew up I was drawn to fighting because I was bullied for my hearing," he said.
“That made me more intrigued to learn more about fighting and to fight back so I was involved and not left out, then I took up MMA professionally and it's gone from there.
“It's a disadvantage I can't hear in training, but when I'm in the ring I'm fully focused. I can definitely fight.
“While there are deaf role models in sport, they are only known in the deaf community.
“They are never blended into mainstream sport.
“We have so much potential in our deaf community and I hope to be the person that can merge the two together.
“If we are given the chance, it will be bang on. So I'm hoping to be the person to build that.”
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