Jake Paul believes fighting in the UFC is “undeniable” and that Dana White is opening up to the idea of letting him mess things up in the Octagon.
Though he’ll be getting back in the boxing ring in August, Jake Paul has made a lot of noise about wanting to — eventually — get in the cage and fight in the UFC.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer has been embroiled in a heated feud with UFC President Dana White and some of his biggest contenders over the past 12 months, even having open offers of other promotions should he decide to ditch him Box and get involved in the world of mixed martial arts.
While White has yet to open the door to let Jake fight in the cage, the social media star believes the UFC boss is softening his stance and it’s only a matter of time before it happens.
Jake showed up THE BATTLE Podcast with Teddy Atlas to discuss his future in boxing and how spending time behind bars “saved” him when the topic of a MMA move came up.
“I think it’s the timing and I’m proving myself more on the boxing side of things and pretty soon on the UFC and MMA side, it’s going to be undeniable for me to come into the Octagon or for one of these other organizations against a big one name to fight.” Jake told the legendary boxing expert.
“I think it’s all a matter of timing and Dana seems open to that. He said on my brother’s podcast that he might let Logan fight in the UFC and I think he’s coming to me and starting to understand what I’m about and what I actually stand for.
The 25-year-old noted that his investment in the UFC and his desire to pay fighters better and get health-care bonuses have been a stumbling block, but given his feud with Dana, he believes there is significant interest .
However, whether it will happen soon or not is unclear. Jake has plenty of support from UFC alumni, as former contender Brendan Schaub even questioned why a deal hasn’t been finalized yet.
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