KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV admitted Jake Paul ‘is aware of how one can punch’ and is able to supply the YouTube star a MMA contract.
The American is 5-0 as a boxer however has teased a change to the cage currently and even called out Khabib.
UFC legend Nurmagomedov as an alternative needs to welcome Paul over to his Eagle Fighting Championship promotion.
He mentioned on Nelk Boys’ podcast: “In boxing, he is aware of how one can punch. He’s not dangerous within the boxing recreation. Anyone can field.
“You’ll be able to field, too, however you by no means can wrestle. That is fully totally different. If he needs, we can provide him an opportunity.
“We will signal him, and we are able to pay him, and we’ll see.”
Paul, 25, most not too long ago knocked out Tyron Woodley, 39, of their short-notice rematch, after Tommy Fury, 22, pulled out with a broken rib.
Woodley took the combat solely 4 months after shedding on factors, which means Paul has KO’d each opponent he has shared the ring with.
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It adopted from prior KO’s over YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA participant Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
However Fury’s withdrawal additionally means Paul remains to be but to face an opponent with prior professional boxing experience.
Regardless of the criticism of his opposition, the web persona has continued to name out MMA fighters, together with Khabib.
However Paul needs to combat the unbeaten Russian, 33, in MMA and demanded a £26million purse to do so.
Although Khabib, who introduced a shock retirement in October 2020, laughed off the callout.
He mentioned: “Come on, Jake Paul. I don’t suppose so. In MMA, like couple of minutes. He’s late somewhat bit as a result of I’m completed.
“After all, we are able to take into consideration this. I watched — it was sparring, or I watched some video the place he’s doing, like, MMA with somebody. He has to be taught lots.”
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/boxing/8319319/khabib-nurmagomedov-jake-paul-punch-ufc/ ‘Anyone can field’ – Khabib admits Jake Paul ‘is aware of how one can punch’ with UFC legend prepared to supply YouTuber MMA contract