“It Will Be Your Biggest Pay Day”- Jake Paul Calls Out UFC 170 Lbs Champion Kamaru Usman

Published 04/28/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 14: Kamaru Usman of Nigeria enters the octagon during the UFC 245 event at T-Mobile Arena on December 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul isn’t done calling out MMA fighters and the recent addition to his list is the UFC welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman. Paul, fresh from his KO win over Ben Askren, has called out ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ and has offered him the “biggest payday” of his career.

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Jake Paul recently saw his close ally Jorge Masvidal get knocked out cold by Kamaru Usman at the main event of UFC 261. While Paul was present in the arena, he seemed to have noted the popularity of Usman. Hence, the YouTuber turned boxer turned to social media, accepted the challenge to fight Kamaru Usman, and took a dig at the UFC chief Dana White.

He wrote, “[Kamaru Usman] if your boss Dana gives you permission to box me and make more money than you ever have, let me know and we can lace them up. I promise it will be your biggest pay day.”

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Kamaru Usman is one of the most reputed champions in the UFC and is already considered a welterweight legend in the sport. He has challengers chomping at the bit to fight him for the gold and will be busy in the octagon for the foreseeable future. So, a boxing clash with a YouTuber might not be possible for the UFC welterweight champion right now.

Jake Paul against the whole MMA world

The YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul, has constantly targeted the big names of the MMA universe. However, he has been ignored by most, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, and now Kamaru Usman not responding to him.

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Only ‘Funky’ Ben Askren expressed his interest in fighting Jake Paul, and the two recently unveiled a major crossover battle in April. However, it was a lopsided win for ‘The Problem Child’, who knocked out Askren within the first round. Apart from that, Dillon Danis from Bellator MMA has also wanted to face Jake Paul, but there are still no official developments to the idea.

Do you think we will get to see Jake Paul share the ring with ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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