KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV has offered Jake Paul the opportunity to fight in his mixed martial arts promotion.
YouTuber turned boxer Paul is currently eyeing a switch to MMA following his brutal KO of former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley.
Jake Paul is seemingly eyeing a switch to mixed martial artsCredit: AP
The YouTuber has been practising his kicks in a preparation for a potential MMA boutCredit: INSTAGRAM@JAKEPAUL
And UFC legend Khabib has offered the YouTuber the chance to competeCredit: TWITTER
In response to Paul’s tweet, Nurmagomedov wrote: “The doors of @EagleFightClub always open for you and your team.”
Problem Child Paul recently teased a transition to MMA by sharing a video of himself practising leg kicks on social media.
And on Friday night, he told White: “When I make my MMA debut, I could cut 20 pounds & do it at Welterweight / 170 pounds.
“That’s what all UFC fighters do and many have destroyed their bodies & minds doing it.
“But I’m gonna do it at Middleweight (185). Health first.
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“PS Conor [McGregor] walking around at 190[lbs].”
MMA mogul White has refused to rule out the possibility of Paul one day fighting in the UFC octagon.
He told The Nelk Boys: “I don’t know. I don’t think that would ever happen, but listen – I never say never anymore.
“You know, I didn’t think Floyd and Conor, or that I would end up doing any of my guys against Floyd.
“Because that just makes absolutely no sense.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov is now a mixed martial arts promoterCredit: Getty
Since retiring from MMA in October 2020, Nurmagomedov has focused his efforts on growing his Russia-based promotion.
The Eagle has signed a host of ex-UFC fighters, including former lightweight title challenger and light-heavyweight champ Rashad Evans.
Eagle Fighting Championship will host its inaugural American show in Miami next week, with a showdown between kickboxing ace Tyrone Spong and MMA vet Sergei Kharitonov headlining the show.
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