JAKE PAUL posed with Donald Trump as he ruled out losing THREE STONE for a ‘physically impossible’ Floyd Mayweather fight.
Paul and former United States president Trump both attended UFC 264 last weekend, which was headlined by Conor McGregor.
Former US president Donald Trump with Jake Paul
Jake Paul ruled out losing three stone for a ‘physically impossible’ Floyd Mayweather fightCredit: Reuters
And it was backstage where the two met and subsequently smiled for a snap, which was posted online.
Paul, 24, was cageside to watch as McGregor, 32, suffered a horror leg break at the end of round one in his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier, also 32.
He had hoped to build up to a mega-money boxing match against the Irishman, but now faces an even longer wait.
McGregor has since undergone surgery and will be on crutches for six weeks while being handed a six month medical suspension.
Paul now turns his attention to ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 39, who he fights on Sunday, August 29, in his hometown of Cleveland.
Woodley has been training for the fight, which will be his boxing debut, alongside Mayweather, 44.
The boxing legend, who officially retired after beating McGregor in 2017, recently returned to the ring in an exhibition but with Jake’s brother Logan.
And to the shock of many, Mayweather was unable to score a knockout in the eight rounds, meaning no winner was declared.
Beforehand, he offered Paul a ‘real fight’ but warned it would have to be under professional rules and at the 147lb welterweight limit.
That would mean the social media sensation – who usually fights at 190lb – cutting 43 pounds or THREE STONE.
Paul said: “I don’t think it’ll happen.
“He said he wants me to cut down to 147-pounds, and then he’ll fight me. So, before he fought my brother, we were ‘fake fighters.’
“And now, he will only fight Jake Paul if I cut to 147-pounds, which is physically impossible for me to cut that much.”
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