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Paul is currently eyeing a switch to MMA after going 5-0 in boxing, with his last win coming against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley last month.
The 25-year-old tweeted UFC president Dana White his dreams of competing inside the cage, and it prompted a response from undefeated fighter Nurmagomedov.
по рукам. только если я буду драться с тобой первым.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 23, 2022
deal. only if I fight you first. https://t.co/4oRAZq8Ez3
He wrote on Twitter: "The doors of @EagleFightClub always open for you and your team."
That prompted Paul to reply with: "Deal. Only if I fight you first."
Paul uploaded training footage earlier this month and it showed him practising kicks in the gym.
He's recently claimed he had an offer to train with Nurmagomedov, but that was denied by Javier Mendez.
Despite Paul's fractured relationship with UFC chief White, he seems to have changed his mind on letting Paul in the Octagon.
The 52-year-old previously barred Jake and his other brother, Logan, from competing in the promotion.
But he revealed on the FULL SEND podcast: “It’s not that he doesn’t have my respect, I don’t even know the kid.
"To be honest with you, right here right now, this is the last time you’ll hear me talking about him. I’m done with it.
“Would I let him (in the UFC)? Well, he can do whatever he wants to do. I don’t know.
\"I don’t think that would ever happen but listen, I never say never anymore."
Paul attempted to 'expose' the UFC when it came to drug testing as well as fighter pay.
He also requested a fight with Jorge Masvidal - saying he'd walk away from boxing if he got a shot at 'Gamebred'.
It's unlikely that fight will be happening anytime soon however, with Masvidal preparing to settle the score with longtime rival Colby Covington at UFC 272 in March.