Jorge Masvidal appears interested in pursuing a boxing match with one or both of the Paul brothers – if he can get the UFC’s blessing.
Masvidal (35-15 MMA, 12-8 UFC), a former two-time UFC title challenger and the “BMF” champion, got whirled into the narrative around Jake Paul’s most recent fight with Tyron Woodley when he predicted Woodley to knock out the YouTube sensation turned boxer. Paul ended up winning the fight by split decision, but in the days prior fired back at Masvidal.
Paul called Masvidal a “hoe” for turning his back on him after lending support for his previous fight with Ben Askren, He said he “would love to fight Masvidal” sometime down the line, and is optimistic it could actually come to fruition.
Masvidal seems to share that optimism, because he told ESPN on Sunday that he thinks he might be able to get the UFC’s blessing – especially because Paul and UFC president Dana White have shared some harsh words for each other.
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“UFC would have to sign off, but nothing is impossible,” Masvidal said. “Dana doesn’t like those guys and Dana knows I’ll go in there and put a hurting on those kids. Maybe he does send in the f*cking assassin.”
Logan Paul, who is coming off an exhibition bout with Floyd Mayweather where he exceeded many public expectations with his performance, is also on Masvidal’s hit list, he said. Masvidal isn’t trying to discriminate about inflicting damage on either of them, he just would like the opportunity.
“I’m gonna beat up all the Pauls,” Masvidal said. “If they put money in my pocket, that Logan Paul dude, Jake Paul, whoever Paul dudes – if they put money in my pocket, of course I’d like to break some Disney characters’ faces. I’ve been fighting men who have been training since 7, 8 years old to do the same thing to me what I want to do to them. Fighting guys like (the Pauls) is a bonus, man.”
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