A flurry of call-outs and challenges to Conor McGregor and training partner Dillon Danis has made video sensation Jake Paul a marked man and a further hated figure than before. So much so that UFC women’s featherweight and bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes has decided to knuckle up with the 2-0 boxer. After UFC President Dana White mentioned her name in the running to fight Paul, she responds with two words: “I’m in!”
Earlier in the week, Paul continued to call out McGregor and asserted that his management team sent him an offer of $50 million to fight him. White became upset at the two parties for not getting a fight together. While brother Logan is hooking up with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an exhibition bout on February 20th, Jake seems to be having a hard time trying to secure a fight against another one-time two-division champion in McGregor. Or does he seem to enjoy calling out fighters for matches?
Knowing Paul, he has his methods of getting what he wants, and calling out fighters is part of the procedure. Now that Nunes has stepped up to the plate to fight Paul, many are wondering where and when the fight will take place. Many can imagine that Dana White doesn’t want to have the fight in the Octagon as he has no interest in sanctioning a fight of this magnitude. Even if people will pay to see the event, having the fight as the main event would look to be a moneymaker. It would also add to the crudity of where fans believe that the UFC may be headed.
Bringing in boxing champion James Toney to fight elite MMA legend Randy Couture where the five-time UFC Champion won in decisive fashion via submission back in 2010. CM Punk was also submitted in the first round of his 2016 against 24-year old fight veteran, Mickey Gall. He lost again in 2018 by decision to Mike Jackson. Many would expect, if not love to see the same thing happen to Paul should the circumstances of such were to take place. It looks like the spotlight is on the former Disney Channel star more than ever, but would he want it that way if he gets what he least expects, a loss?