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Representatives for Jake Paul have refuted comments by retired UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov about Eagle FC offering him a contract.
“We offered him, we offered him [a contract]”, said Nurmagomedov, who helped found Eagle FC. “Now we are waiting for his response. If he wants, we are here.”
However, Most Valuable Promotions replied that this was not true.
“We only spit facts,” the company said in an Instagram Story (via MMA Fighting). “MVP has received several offers for Mr. Paul to enter MMA. Eagle is not in it to date.”
Earlier in the month, Nurmagomedov reached out to Paul on Twitter to say Eagle FC would be willing to bring him on. The 25-year-old said he would consider the possibility on one condition:
по рукам. только если я буду драться с тобой первым.
deal. only if I fight you first. https://t.co/4oRAZq8Ez3
Paul is 5-0 as a professional boxer. He recently knocked out former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the sixth round in December.
Having found success in a boxing ring, the Ohio native has teased a transition to mixed martial arts.