- May 30, 2020
Jake Paul should think before he starts challenging UFC fighters to boxing matches. After his win over Nate Robinson, Paul has set his sights on former UFC champ Conor McGregor. Paul may not get that wish, but another UFC champ is willing to take McGregor’s place.
That would be women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes, who said she was willing to take on Paul in a boxing match.
That fight was suggested by UFC president Dana White, who said he was “thinking of letting Amanda Nunes knocks [Paul’s] ass out.”
White’s comment didn’t come unprovoked. Paul called out both McGregor and White after they didn’t respond to Paul’s fight offer. In a profane video, Paul said McGregor and White were scared, and urged both men to “sign the f---ing contract, you idiots.”
When asked about that video, White — who probably wasn’t being 100 percent serious — brought up Nunes.
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