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Jake Paul Wants Up To $35 Million To Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov In A UFC Match

Stewart Perrie

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Jake Paul Wants Up To $35 Million To Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov In A UFC Match

Jake Paul is eyeing off some mega bucks to step into the octagon and face off against one of UFC's biggest names.

The YouTuber has had a fairly successful foray into boxing so far and is still five wins from five matches.

Many have asked whether he would want to diversify his fighting career and go into MMA.

Not only has he thought about it, but he's already eyed up his dream opponent and the cash it would take for him to get that conversation going.

Speaking to The MMA Hour, Paul wants Khabib Nurmagomedov and wants a pretty penny for it.

Credit: Jason Silva/ Alamy Live News
Credit: Jason Silva/ Alamy Live News

"Not to hate on anything they're doing, but I would need more than what I make in boxing to risk going into MMA right now. People would have to come $25, $35 million to just start the conversation with me," he said.

"That would be a massive fight. Probably a million, two million pay-per-view buys and all I would have to do is work on my wrestling skills. Cause I could out-strike him standing up."

That would be a humungous jump in the money that he was being offered in boxing.

According to The Richest, he signed a $2 million deal to fight Tyrone Woodley last year. And now he wants more than 10 times that amount for a single match.

The $25 to $35 million that Paul is requesting would be a staggering jump from what the boxer made with his last fight. Paul agreed to a $2 million deal when he entered the ring with Woodley last year.

The news outlet managed to bring in $40 million from boxing last year, so he could double his earnings with a single fight if this Khabib match gets approved.

Credit: Px Images/Alamy Live News
Credit: Px Images/Alamy Live News

However, his constant feuding with UFC boss Dana White could hinder his chances of getting the green light to fight.

Paul recently released a diss track against the CEO and has accused him of not paying his fighters enough and being a cocaine user.

Dana hit back at the allegation in a fairly savage way.

Appearing on The Fight with Teddy Atlas, White challenged Paul to undergo random testing for performance-enhancing drugs.

"I got a challenge for Jake Paul," White said. "This guy keeps saying that I'm a coke head. He can randomly cocaine test me for the next 10 years if I can randomly steroid test him for the next two."

Paul fired back and said he would 'immediately retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC' if White agreed to increase minimum fighter pay per fight, guarantee UFC fighters 50 per cent of UFC annual revenues, and provide longterm healthcare to all fighters.

Featured Image Credit: Matt Davies/PX Imagens via ZUMA Press Wire

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Entertainment, Jake Paul, UFC

Stewart Perrie
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