Jake Paul bested NBA vet Nate Robinson in the ring just a few weeks ago, but the YouTube personality has already set his sights on another fight, one that would match up Paul with UFC star Conor McGregor. As crazy as it sounds, Paul really appears to be committing himself to going toe to toe with the former UFC champion. And of course, he’s already begun trash talking his potential opponent and has even called out UFC President Dana White. Following some particularly strong comments from Paul, White has now shared a blunt response of his own.
Jake Paul recently released a very explicit message to both Conor McGregor and Dana White, in which he called out the pair for not working to get a fight together. Paul also asserts that his team sent McGregor an offer worth $50 million and went on to chastise the UFC fighter for seemingly not wanting to take the fight:
My team sent you a $50 million dollar offer this morning -- 50 million dollars cash, proof of funds, the biggest fight offer you've ever been offered. But, you're scared to fight me, Conor!! You're ducking me because you don't wanna lose to a fucking YouTuber. You're 0-1 as a boxer. I'm 2-0 as a boxer.
In the statement released to TMZ, Jake Paul doubled down on his desire for a fight. Needless to say, his thoughts were still pretty blunt:
Conor, you're scared. Dana, you're scared. Sign the fucking contract, you idiots.
That’s certainly one way to get a message across and, as you would imagine, Dana White received the message loud and clear. And the UFC President had a fairly simple response to Paul:
I'm thinking of letting Amanda Nunes knock his ass out.
It looks like Dana White has presented Jake Paul with a bit of a counteroffer. UFC fans surely know Amanda Nunes has quite a reputation in the world of mixed martial arts. Nunes is the reigning champion of both the women’s bantamweight and featherweight divisions, and she’s only the third UFC fighter in history to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously. The other two fighters to hold this distinction are Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor.
If I’m being completely honest, a fight between Jake Paul and Amanda Nunes, while highly unlikely, would be a sight to see. Though, of course, Dana White only seemed to be joking about the prospect.
Both Jake Paul and his brother, Logan, definitely go after what they want, no matter how “unconventional” their methods of doing so may be. It remains to be seen if Dana White and Conor McGregor will actually move forward with the potential fight. But it can’t be denied that the combination of Paul’s cash offer and the potential PPV earnings could make this a very big payday for both White and McGregor.