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Jake Paul won’t get Jorge Masvidal wish as Dana White rules out boxing bout

Jake Paul has been told to target former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva for his next boxing bout, despite the Brazilian turning 46 earlier this year.

UFC President Dana White told YouTuber and professional boxer Jake Paul to stop trying to beat Jorge Masvidal for the welterweight title. The Brazilian is still under contract with UFC.

The 24-year-old has won four professional fights so far, including defeats to Nate Robinson, Tyron Woodley and AnEsonGib.

Paul, who had seen Kamaru Usman lose twice in the past year, made a connection to Tommy Fury and Vitor Belfort.

Jake Paul poses for media during a press conference before his cruiserweight fight against Tyron Woodley at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on July 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Jake Paul has been told to stop chasing a fight with Jorge Masvidal by Dana White

Paul told ESPN of a potential bout with Masvidal last week: “I would love nothing more.

“It’s a good test for my skill, right? He is the ‘Gamebred street fighter with his hands. I would love that—I would love that fight.”

However, White has been open about his desire not to work with Paul in recent months, as well as criticising him for going after current UFC fighters.

“Masvidal’s 170 pounds,” White then told the Australian Daily Telegraph in response.

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UFC President Dana White looks on during the UFC 265 press conference at at Toyota Center on August 05, 2021 in Houston, Texas.
UFC President Dana White is not looking to work with Jake Paul

Jake Paul talks to mixed martial artist Jorge Masvidal on his cell phone during a news conference for Triller Fight Club's inaugural 2021 boxing event at The Venetian Las Vegas on March 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jake Paul spoke to Jorge Masvidal before his fight against Ben Askren

“He likes 170-pounders. You can fight someone your size. Anderson Silva’s not under contract, he’s 46 years old – that’s the age group you love to fight – and he’s your size and he’s actually winning fights.

“If you look at Jake Paul’s history, Jake Paul either fights basketball players who have never fought or he wants to fight washed up older guys who haven’t won fights in years.

“Anderson Silva has actually been boxing, he’s won some fights, he’s 46 years old, and he’s in your weight class. That’s it. That’s a no-brainer. Fight Anderson Silva…

“Fans would actually probably like to see that fight. It’s actually a viable fight that would actually sell some pay-per-views.”

Jake Paul won't get Jorge Masvidal wish as Dana White rules out boxing bout
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