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Jake Paul will NOT make MMA switch because YouTuber-turned-boxer is a ‘smart businessman’, says ex-UFC champ Cormier

, Jake Paul will NOT make MMA switch because YouTuber-turned-boxer is a ‘smart businessman’, says ex-UFC champ Cormier

JAKE PAUL won’t set foot inside the UFC octagon because he’s ‘found his lane’ boxing mixed martial arts fighters.

The YouTuber turned boxer began teasing a move to the MMA world before his viral KO of Tyron Woodley last December and has continued to flirt with the prospect of entering the cage.

Jake Paul has been teasing a switch to mixed martial arts for several months

Paul has been badgering UFC boss Dana White to allow him to fight in the promotion

, Jake Paul will NOT make MMA switch because YouTuber-turned-boxer is a ‘smart businessman’, says ex-UFC champ Cormier
But former two-division champion Daniel Cormier doesn’t foresee the Problem Child fighting in the cage

Paul has been badgering UFC president Dana White to let him set foot inside the octagon, but former two-division champ Daniel Cormier doesn’t think he’s serious about competing in the sport.

Monster Energy ambassador Cormier said: “I don’t think he’s going to fight MMA, right?

“He’s found his lane with mixed martial arts athletes in boxing. Against guys that don’t present as much of a challenge to him.

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“He’s making a lot of money, fighting safe fights, and I don’t see why he would change it.

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“You know, the one thing the kid is, is a smart businessman.

“And I don’t think him being a smart businessman will allow for him to go into an arena where he doesn’t really have a chance.

“Now, he’s a high school wrestler. Right.

“So he’s wrestled in his life before, but the level now is so high, that he would find some real problems.”

Paul is fixated on landing a blockbuster showdown with UFC superstar Conor McGregor and recently tweeted White: “Dana — since you like me now, how about a 1-fight deal to fight Conor.

“If I win, you agree to my UFC fighter pay and healthcare proposal.

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“If I lose, I donate my entire purse to all UFC fighters who make less than [$50,000] a fight and never mention UFC again. Deal?”

Paul’s constant badgering of White prompted the MMA mogul to offer him the chance to compete in MMA’s premier promotion.

White revealed to Sky Sports: “I made an offer to him.

“He was talking s**t. I made an offer to him and, obviously, he didn’t want to do it. So it’s all good.

“There’s always going to be a market for what he does. For what he’s got going on, there’s going to be a market for that.

“This just isn’t the place.”

Paul, 25, hasn’t set foot inside the ring since his sixth-round KO of Woodley but is seemingly eyeing a September return to action.

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