Jake Paul drags Conor McGregor down the row with Dana White as YouTube star teases MMA debut


Paul amassed a 5-0 record in professional boxing but now seems determined to make his mixed martial arts debut

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Jake Paul appeared to confirm he would be switching from boxing to mixed martial arts – and took a swipe at Dana White in the process.

Paul has amassed a 5-0 professional boxing record since his debut in 2000.

But he repeatedly rowed with UFC President Dana White over issues such as fighter compensation and fighter health.

Paul also held talks with MMA promotion PFL about his cage debut, and last night he took to social media to lay out his demands.

“Dana White, when I debuted in MMA, I could drop 20 pounds and make it to welterweight/170 pounds.

“It’s what all UFC fighters do and many have destroyed their bodies and minds doing it. But I’m going to do it at middleweight (185). Health first.”

Jake Paul could switch from boxing to MMA


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Paul captioned his post adding, “PS Conor walking around at 190lbs” along with two photos, one of Conor McGregor weighing 145lbs early in his UFC career and a recent one showing him weighing 190lbs.

Paul’s post came hours after White admitted he couldn’t rule out handing the YouTube star his UFC debut.

“It’s not that he doesn’t have my respect, I don’t even know the kid,” White told the FULL SEND podcast.

“To be honest with you, here right now is the last time you’ll hear me talk about him. I’m done with that.

“Would I let him (at the UFC)? Well, he can do whatever he wants. I do not know. I don’t think that would ever happen, but look, I never say never again.”

Paul was last in action last month when he knocked out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in the sixth round of their rematch.

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He is now expected to take a break from the ring to promote teammate Amanda Serrano’s fight with Katie Taylor in April.

But he could instead pivot to the cage with PFL CEO Peter Murray confirming his interest in signing the social media star.

“If a major athlete is considering and wants to get into MMA, of course PFL is in the conversation,” Murray told MMA Junkie.

“The goal of the PFL is to give fighters opportunities and fans access to big events. Jake certainly has a large global following.

“He has a strong point of view. He’s a real athlete, and he’s established himself in boxing. And, you know, if he sees MMA as the next opportunity alongside, maybe with boxing , of course, let’s have a conversation.

“That’s not to say the PFL stands behind their detailed manifesto, it’s not about that. Our goal is to provide opportunities for the fighters and great events for the fans. Simple.”

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