Youtube star Jake Paul has expressed interest in fighting former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, former welterweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal and former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren.
Jake Paul returns this weekend on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr at the Staples Center in Las Vegas against NBA star Nate Robinson.
Jake Paul made his professional debut against Ali Eson Gib earlier this year at the Meridian Island Garden in Miami. In that fight, he won via TKO in Round 1.
Ahead of his fight, Jake Paul stated that he is ready to take on the likes of Ben Askren, Masvidal and McGregor.
Jake Paul is ready to take on UFC stars
“That level of competition is harder than what these MMA guys are bringing. These MMA guys have to go into the gym and have to focus on elbows and kicks and jiu-jitsu and takedowns and takedown defense and all this extra stuff,” Paul said to Barstool Sports. “I’m only boxing. So, when they come into the boxing ring, my skillset is higher than theirs right now. I’m ready for these guys right now. So, Ben Askren, Masvidal, the McGregor’s they’re going to get the smoke and people will see. I have to prove myself. I’m talking a lot. I know I’m talking a lot but it’s because I’m confident.
“So, November 28 it will be the first steppingstone of ‘wow he beat an actual athlete.’ Then after that, once I take down a professional MMA fighter,” Paul continued. “People will be like, I think that’s when people will turn their heads and be like ‘ok, this kid wasn’t just saying sh*t to blow smoke.’”
The entire fight will be available on Fite tv for $49.99
Here’s a look at the full current card;
Mike Tyson (50-6) vs. Roy Jones Jr. (66-9)
Jake Paul (1-0) vs. Nate Robinson (0-0)
Badou Jack (22-3-3) vs. Blake McKernan (13-0)
Hasim Rahman Jr (9-0) vs. Rashad Coulter (1-0)
Jamaine Ortiz (13-0) vs. Nahir Albright (8-1) — WBC USNBC Silver Lightweight title
Irvin Gonzalez Jr. (14-2) vs. Edward Vasquez (8-0) — WBC USNBC Featherweight title
Juiseppe Cusumano (18-3) vs. Nick Jones (9-3) — WBC USNBC Heavyweight title