YouTube Jake Paul was threatened with legal action by UFC president Dana White about trying to set up future boxing matches against any of the fighters the UFC currently has under contract, but the controversial superstar seems to have found a workaround to the potential issue.
Paul revealed to Chael Sonnen in a recent podcast interview that he believes UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and his management team are currently discussing a potential crossover boxing battle with the UFC boss on his behalf.
You can listen to Paul talk about that below.
Full interview w/ Jake Paul, UFC 262 Predictions & Jon Jones’ “Improvement”
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In the clip, Sonnen asks Paul whether he really wants to fight Usman inside a boxing ring, and Paul confirmed it was “100%” his desire to do that.
“Yeah, and look, there [are] conversations happening. I believe Kamaru’s manager is already in talks with Dana, and I think that’s all I can say,” Paul said.
Paul is 3-0 as a pro boxer with 3 KOs. In his last fight, Paul stopped former UFC star Ben Askren in the first round.
But that was just the beginning according to Paul. He’s previously stated he wants to keep facing UFC stars including the likes of Usman, Nate Diaz, and even Conor McGregor.
Paul told Sonnen, “I want all the smoke.”
More importantly, the brash novice boxer who has taken the combat sports world by storm seems to believe he’s on his way to getting it.
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