Jorge Masvidal turns down $5 million offer to box Jake Paul

Jake Paul is trying to find his next challenger after beating Tyron Woodley for a 2nd time, and it appears he’d enjoy a chance at another UFC fighter.

Throughout a look on his bro’s “Impaulsive with Logan Paul” podcast, the YouTuber trying to take a boxing profession showed he would want to combat either Nate Diaz or Jorge Masvidal, who were both in presence for his knockout of Woodley last weekend.

He particularly focused on Masvidal, who stays under agreement with the UFC, providing the fan preferred welterweight $5 million ensured if he goes into the ring:

“I want to fight both of [Diaz and Masvidal], for sure. It would be the biggest money fight for either one of them, and Masvidal’s like ‘I either fight the best people or I fight for money, and you’re neither one of those. You ain’t paying the right amount of money.

“Masvidal, I got a deal for you today. 5 million warranty, plus portion of pay televisions, so that’s the most you would have ever made as a fighter. Ever. So now you can’t state ‘I either combat the very best individuals or I defend cash.’ Five million dollar guarantee, plus pay-per-view. Let’s make it happen. That’s the most you would have ever have gotten paid. Period. Times Triple. 

“Daddy Dana just has to let you out of your contract. You work for the UFC, you’re a b****.

Paul is likely correct that $5 million would be well above anything Masvidal has ever received for a fight. He reportedly received $800,000 for his most recent right, a welterweight championship loss to Kamaru Usman. Of course, the question isn’t how much Masvidal would want, but what would be needed for the UFC to let one of its most popular fighters out of his contract.

It took very little time for Masvidal to respond the callout, shooting down the $5 million offer as “chump change,” and counter-offering to combat for $20 million.

In a follow-up tweet, Masvidal offered to fight Paul if he signs a one-fight deal with the UFC with the stipulation they can only box in the Octagon. Masvidal even offered to forfeit his purse to Paul should he do something other than boxing.

It’s hard to see Paul taking that offer, especially because he himself is under contract with Showtime Boxing. So don’t expect the former friends turned social media combatants to face off anytime soon.

As for other potential Paul opponents, the promoter of Tommy Fury, Paul’s originally planned opponent until he pulled out due to injury, has said he’ll look to schedule a fight for early 2022.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.