Youtube sensation Jake Paul has claimed that a fight with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is in the works.
Since making his debut, Paul has relentlessly targeted UFC fighters on social media and attempted to secure high-profile matches.
In a recent interview with Chael Sonnen, Paul claimed that Usman’s manager Ali Abdelaziz is in negotiations with UFC president Dana White regarding a boxing match between the social media sensation and the welterweight champion.
In April, UFC President White threatened to sue Paul and other celebrities for calling out UFC fighters following Paul’s knockout victory over Ben Askren.
In an interview ahead of UFC 261, Usman stated that he would prefer to face Paul rather than Conor McGregor.
Usman said he was searching for an excuse to punish one of “these internet guys”, while referring to Jake Paul as a “Disney boy”. During the past few weeks, the two have exchanged quite some jabs on social media.
However, during the UFC 261 post-fight press conference, UFC president White clarified his opinion on the fighting industry. When asked whether the UFC would do business with Paul, White confirmed that the organisation would only pit the best athletes against one another and will never engage in fights involving celebrities.
In a recent interview, White also revealed that a rematch between Usman and Colby Covington is in the works.
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