Jake Paul has admitted he turned down Dana White’s provide to battle UFC girls’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes.
The YouTube star is constant to make waves in fight sports activities after his knockout of former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s return in opposition to Roy Jones Jr.
Though he’s nonetheless angling for a profitable match with Conor McGregor, Paul can be content material to battle different MMA stars comparable to Dillon Danis, a coaching companion of ‘The Infamous’.
Upon studying of the 23-year-old’s need to battle McGregor, UFC chief Dana White jokingly mentioned, ‘I’m considering of letting Amanda Nunes knock his a** out.’
Nunes, who holds belts in each the 135lbs and 145lbs division of the UFC, confirmed she had no concern going through a person by merely Tweeting: “I’m in.”
Regardless of ‘The Lioness’ declaring her curiosity in going through Paul, the Ohio-born blogger has rejected the possibility to battle the 32-year-old as a result of he doesn’t consider there’s sufficient hype surrounding the pound-for-pound star.
“Nah, I wouldn’t battle her,” Paul informed TMZ Sports activities.
“Waste of time, nobody is aware of who she is. There’s not a whole lot of hype there. Plus, there’s no historical past.
“I wish to knock out Dillon as a result of we’ve been speaking s*** forwards and backwards for 2 years, I’ve connected together with his girlfriend, he’s all butt-hurt about it, there’s historical past there.”
Danis has been coaching with McGregor since 2016 to assist him put together for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 and has since established a 2-Zero document in Bellator.
Nonetheless, former ONE Championship and UFC welterweight Ben Askren is scheduled to face Paul subsequent after he accepted the outspoken star’s problem.
‘Funky’ was infamously knocked out in 5 seconds by Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 and Bellator CEO Scott Coker genuinely believes the grappler will probably be overwhelmed in a boxing match.
“I already know who’s gonna win that one,” he informed MMA Junkie. “Ben’s a wrestler. Let’s put it that manner, proper?”
He added: “So I believe he will get knocked out in a boxing battle. However in an MMA battle, it’s a unique story.”