Jorge Masvidal open to boxing Jake Paul: ‘If it made me money, and a ton of it, why the f*** not?’


Jorge Masvidal is open to boxing Jake Paul.

Paul and Masvidal have been embroiled in a public war of words for the better part of the past year, with Paul calling out Masvidal for a boxing match and Masvidal shutting him down. Paul took the time to attack Masvidal on his diss track earlier in the year and took aim at Masvidal after he was accused of assaulting Colby Covington. Masvidal said that he would settle down if it was right for the both of them.

“I love money,” Masvidal said on Jake Paul’s brother Logan Paul’s IMPAULSIVE podcast. “I stated that earlier in your show. If it made me money, and a ton of it, why the f*** not? No matter what, I feel like the chips are stacked on my side because he just got into this combat [sports world], for however long he’s been doing it, 5-6 years. It’s something I’ve done since childhood. So of course I feel the chips are on my side. It’s big money and I bet that I could win the fight .”

In many ways, Masvidal would represent a logical step up for Paul in his current boxing path. The former Disney Channel star started his career by knocking out AnEnsonGib, a fellow YouTuber, before moving on to former NBA player Nate Robinson. He then defeated Masvidal’s rival Ben Askren. Then he fought Tyron Woodley twice in a fight with Masvidal, who knocked him out the second time. But Masvidal believes he would be a bridge too far for the nascent pugilist.

“His last fight I was there live, and the best thing that I saw from it is he got cracked numerous times in this last fight, and I think he even suffered a little headbutt,” Masvidal said. I saw him in the round when he said, “Oh s ***, It’s a real fight.” But he eventually came back to fighting better and harder. So that’s the best thing I’ve seen about him so far. That he actually had real adversity… Woodley caught him like two good shots and he kept his composure and fought through, so he’s definitely improved.

“But Woodley can also be a very skilled fighter. Woodley is a fighter who fights in spots. Woodley doesn’t seem to be too aggressive and will explode at you with one of his great shots. In MMA it would work, but in boxing, if all you have is a good right hand, I can kind of see that. I just gotta keep my hands up. I don’t have to worry about a takedown or a leg kick, I can just [cover up]. I don’t fight like that. I am a heavy user of both my hands so it would definitely be an entirely different fight.

There are major obstacles to a fight between them, including the UFC. Masvidal recently re-signed with the promotion on a five-fight contract, and “Gamebred” has already claimed that they won’t be interested in letting him box Paul because Paul is simply “trolling the whole world saying all these big money deals” in the first place. But if Paul can actually make it worth his and the UFC’s while, Masvidal believes there’s a chance it could happen.

” We’re in prison until they understand,” Masvidal stated. Masvidal said that if they stated, “F ***, This fight will generate us XYZ Dollars, then let’s go ahead. We’ll put a fee on it.'”