On Saturday, Paul addressed a tweet to UFC president Dana White that upped the ante on potentially (even if a long shot) getting the YouTube star-turned-professional boxer into the octagon.
“How about a 1 fight [sic] UFC deal to fight Conor,” Paul said on Twitter. “If I win, you agree to my UFC fighter pay and healthcare proposal. If I lose, I donate my entire purse to all UFC fighters who make less than $50K a fight and never mention UFC again. Deal?”
Dana – Since you like me now, how about a 1 fight UFC deal to fight Conor.
If I win, you agree to my UFC fighter pay and healthcare proposal.
If I lose I donate my entire purse to all UFC fighters who make less than $50K a fight and never mention UFC again
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) March 12, 2022
Paul’s proposal comes one day after he tweeted that he “would KO Conor in boxing or MMA. Right hand of God.” That message was in reaction to a training video McGregor posted of himself throwing punches with a coach.
For his part, McGregor didn’t say no to a potential fight with Paul when he was asked about it last month at Bellator 275 in Dublin.
I would KO Conor in boxing or MMA. Right hand of God. https://t.co/bsHDiiQvuv
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) March 11, 2022
This marks the second time this year that Paul has issued a proposal to White in which he’s stated a willingness to fight in the UFC under certain terms. His aforementioned “UFC fighter pay and healthcare proposal” could be a reference to his New Year’s Day message in which he said he would “immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC” if White agreed to provide long-term healthcare to all UFC fighters, something that doesn’t currently exist.
Paul, who’s 4-0 as a boxer with knockout wins over former MMA champions Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, has been a thorn in White’s side for more than a year. Paul often has spoken out in favor of better pay and overall treatment of UFC fighters.
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