By Dane McGuire
Following his recent KO win against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in their recent boxing rematch, Jake Paul now has his sights set on the UFC’s Jorge Masvidal.
As of this moment, Masvidal has turned down the spectacle bout.
“Masvidal is like, ‘I only fight the best people or I fight for money, and you’re neither one of those,’” said Paul. “Masvidal, I’ve got an offer for you right now: $5 million guarantee, plus percentage of pay-per-views.
“That’s the most you would have ever made in a fight, ever. So now you can’t say, ‘I either fight the best, or I fight for money.’ … Let’s make it happen.”
Masvidal had previously tweeted:
“1. The ufc isn’t gonna let me go for chump change.
- Make that 20 guaranteed plus Ppv and I’m sure the ufc will be ok with it as long as I break them off their fee and then I’ll gladly break your face.”
“If the ufc still says no because the money is still too low then come over to the ufc, sign a 1 fight deal and we can stipulate I can only box in the cage. If i do anything other than that I will forfeit my purse to you. Come on over and get paid and laid out.”
Paul went on to say in order for the fight to happen, all UFC President Dana White would have to do is let Masvidal out of his UFC contract.
The internet star said of UFC fighters:
“I make more than every UFC fighter f*cking combined, including Conor. Y’all work for Dana, y’all work for WME/Endeavor, that’s who you work for. I make more than all you silly motherf*ckers. Why would I go into the UFC and sign a contract to give away my f*cking rights and sh*t.
“I own my content. I own my platform. I own everything. They don’t own sh*t. They’re literally employees. I’m a f*cking CEO and every UFC fighter is an employee. Get that straight. I’m not coming over there and doing sh*t with y’all. Suck my nuts, bro. I need a shirt that says, ‘Suck my nuts,’ because I don’t know how else to express myself.”
Paul didn’t rule out fighting in the UFC but indicated he wants to go on a winning streak and become a major star in boxing beforehand.
Paul later clarified his response to Masvidal declining the fight was in an effort to defend himself rather than put down UFC fighters.