Popular YouTuber and social media star Jake Paul may have already picked out his next opponent for the upcoming KSI vs Logan Paul rematch.
Paul called out American mixed martial artist Dillon Danis in a Tweet on November 3, claiming that he’d ‘beat his ass’ if given the chance.
“Dear Dillon Danis,” Jake wrote. “I’d beat your ass. Sincerely, Jake Paul.”
I’d beat your ass
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 3, 2018
While Danis has yet to respond to Paul’s challenge, Bellator MMA president Scott Coker made sure to speak for him.
“Hey Jake Paul, if you have some business you want to handle with my partner, call me,” Coker wrote in a retweet of Paul’s statement.
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) November 3, 2018
Paul’s callout comes as no surprise; older brother Logan Paul has made it clear that he hopes for a future in the UFC, much to president Dana White’s apparent exasperation. A fight with Logan has even been entertained by fighters like Sage Northcutt, who claimed that it would be a ‘great matchup’ with major business benefits.
Despite Dana White’s comments on the matter, many in the UFC appear to be backing Logan’s desire to fight in the org, including mixed martial artist Tyrone Woodley and commentator Joe Rogan.
“Dana is not a fool,” Woodley said of the situation. “He’s gonna fight. Mark my words - Logan Paul will fight in the UFC.”
Jake Paul also called out Dana White himself during an outing with girlfriend Erika Costell, citing CM Punk’s debut in the UFC as reason enough that the Paul brothers should have a chance in the octagon - as well as the massive money that could be made should Dana agree to their proposition.