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UFC boss Dana White rules out letting Jorge Masvidal or Nate Diaz face Jake Paul and tells YouTuber ‘go fight a boxer’

DANA WHITE has ruled out letting Jorge Masvidal or Nate Diaz face Jake Paul, as he told the ‘goofball’ YouTuber to ‘go fight a boxer’.

5-0 Paul called out the UFC welterweight pair after knocking out one of White’s former champions, Tyron Woodley, in the boxing ring earlier this month.

Jorge Masvidal, UFC president Dana White and Nate Diaz
Jake Paul is 5-0 as a boxer

But their contracts with the UFC would prohibit them from fighting outside of the octagon, unless given special permission.

And that scenario has been shot down by White, who has feuded online with Paul this year.

He told boxing trainer Teddy Atlas: “You notice how he wants to fight f***ing everybody that’s not in his weight class, guys that are older and all this bulls***.

“Go fight a boxer. Go hump somebody else’s leg, you goofball.”

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Paul, 24, was set to face Tommy Fury, 22, this month until the British former reality TV star pulled out with a broken rib and chest infection.

Woodley, 39 then signed as a late replacement but was knocked out in the rematch, just three months after losing on points.

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He now joins YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37, on Paul’s KO list.

Fury’s fight withdrawal means the social media sensation is yet to face an opponent with prior professional boxing experience.

But former WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, 35, revealed he has been in talks with advisor Lupe Valencia to face Paul next.

Chavez Jr said to Fight News: “Jake Paul and his people contacted me regarding a fight.

“I said ‘yes,’ but then again Lupe Valencia, who is with Paul now and used to be with me a few years back, said they offered me $1-to-$3 million dollars (£744,000 – £2.2m) plus pay-per-view.

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“When it’s a fight that can sell millions and can break records because he is popular and I have a name, I’m a former world champion, so I made it clear that it has to be a 50/50 split for me to take the fight.

“Take into consideration that I have to go all the way up to 190 pounds. Jake Paul is a big guy and weight matters, so it’s a risk.

“Their people may want to see me lose and take advantage, but he doesn’t know how to box. I know I can knock him out.”

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr lost to UFC legend Anderson Silva

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