Jake Paul Accepts Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Offer to Fight in Eagle FC but Has One Condition

Published 01/23/2022, 12:42 AM EST
Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Tyron Woodley at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Paul is a huge name in combat sports. The YouTuber broke into the limelight with a statement win over Nate Robinson in 2020. Subsequently, he engaged in multiple call-outs and secured fights against former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley.

In 2022, he trended over the internet regarding an MMA debut, possibly in the UFC. However, citing the beef he shares with UFC supremo Dana White, it’s unlikely ‘The Problem Child’ will ever strike a UFC contract.

Hence, ex-UFC lightweight king, Khabib Nurmagomedov, sneaked in to sign Jake Paul. Taking to Twitter, the Eagle FC promoter wrote, the doors of @EagleFightClub always open for you and your team.” 

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Jake Paul came up with an unusual statement. He tweeted, “deal. only if I fight you first.”

This is not the first time Paul looked to trace a fight with any UFC star. Since the beginning, his radar has always been on Dana White’s fighters. A few days back, he yet again called out the elites like Conor McGregor.

Paul gave a challenge to Dana White with a few conditions in his list. He added that he would retire from boxing and fight Jorge Masvidal in the UFC if White accepted those conditions. However, ‘The Eagle’s entry has made things interesting.

Will Khabib Nurmagomedov really offer a fight to Jake Paul?

Khabib Nurmagomedov took his last fight in the UFC against Justin Gaethje. After his win, he was clear on not entering the octagon to fight again as he made a promise to his mother.

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA AUGUST 18, 2021: Russian mixed martial artist and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov gives a news conference. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS (Photo by Anton NovoderezhkinTASS via Getty Images)

Also, the undefeated MMA star is only keen on promoting Eagle FC, thus bringing in the best of talent to the roster.

Hence, the idea of him competing with Jake Paul seems to just be talk and won’t come to fruition regardless of the money and hype involved.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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