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However, Vettori has blasted the fact that Paul is getting more attention over his fights ahead of athletes "who have been giving their whole life" to the sport.
The 27-year-old middleweight fighter told MMA Fighting: "To see that people are just jumping on some YouTube like that.
This Jake Paul bullshit is so disrespectful to all the real fighters
Fuck whoever is always trying to take shortcuts especially in this game
Hope I had the chance to punk this bitch in any training or fight
Blood sweat and tears is what this game is about and he's none of this
- Marvin Vettori (@MarvinVettori) January 28, 2021
"It's just sad. There's people out there who have been giving their whole life to this game, and this guy has been f*****g around with other little kids until he came a little famous.
"Then to try to jump into fighting other [YouTubers], whatever it is, not fighters and picking and choosing. Even just making more money, it's just disrespectful."
Vettori has extended an invitation for Paul to visit Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, California, to teach him a lesson he won't forget.
The ex-Venator Fighting Championship welterweight champ said: "Just tell him, somebody go get him and I want to make it a surprise.
"I want to show you something. Just bring him to Huntington. Once he steps in that door, we just lock the door. Trust me, we wouldn't be unfair.
"It's not like we would jump him or something but it's just like you want to experiencing fighting? Good. Get into the cage and I'll be glad to welcome him.
"I can send some 145'er that would smash him. It's all right. It's the world we live in these days. You can't do much about it. You just stay in your own lane and do your own s**t. That's it really."
Vettori added: "I'm all about it. Like I said, I'll basically do it for free. I would."
Paul is slated to fight Askren on 17th April at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
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