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Jake Paul Offered MMA Fight Amid Dana White Beef, His Next Fight Could Be In A Cage

Nasir Jabbar

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Jake Paul Offered MMA Fight Amid Dana White Beef, His Next Fight Could Be In A Cage

​Jake Paul has been offered a stunning route into MMA following his intense beef with UFC president Dana White

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​Paul, 24, has clashed with White, 52, on social media over fighter pay in the UFC

The YouTuber-turned-boxer proposed a stipulated bout against Jorge Masvidal in the UFC, alongside three big conditions.

He dangled a further carrot in front of White with the idea of immediately retiring from boxing. 

But the UFC boss has yet to respond - however, Bellator chief Scott Coker is open to doing business with Paul. 

Coker called 'The Problem Child' a real athlete and praised his knockout victory over Tyron Woodley last month. 

"If you want to come into MMA, we would gladly do it," said the 59-year-old via MMA Junkie. "Think about this: He’s not saying.

"I’m going to go train here. I’m going to go train there. He’s going to come to one of the best gyms in the planet, where Khabib is, where Daniel Cormier is still training, where Cain Velasquez is teaching there now, and he’s going to go into an environment that he is going to flourish, and he has a wrestling background already.

"He has great striking, obviously. You’ve seen it, and so this guy is just going to get better and better and better. The days of him fighting basketball players or whatever, those days are over.

"He wants to do it. The only thing I will say is, my understanding is he wants to get 10 fights into boxing, and then after that come over to mixed martial arts.

"I know certain people feel a certain way, but I tell you, don’t underestimate these guys because when they have their minds made up, it just seems like that they’re able to fulfill their destiny, and so to me, it’s something that if they want to make it happen, we would love to do something with them and put them in some big fights and really test them out."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Paul is 5-0 in boxing and boasts victories over MMA fighters Ben Askren and the aforementioned Woodley.

He's continued his relentless call out of UFC superstars, offering out Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, among others, and even teased an MMA fight. 

Will Paul accept Coker's invitation and fight under Bellator's banner? Watch this space. 

Featured Image Credit: Jake Paul/Dana White

Topics: Jake Paul, Boxing, UFC, Dana White

Nasir Jabbar
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