YouTube sensation turned boxer Jake Paul has responded to Kamaru Usman wanting $100 million if they fight.
Usman hasn’t been shy in expressing his desire for big fights outside of the UFC. The reigning UFC Welterweight Champion has called out Canelo Alvarez on several occasions. Canelo is the general consensus pound-for-pound best boxer on the planet.
As far as a showdown with Paul is concerned, Usman appeared on Club Shay Shay and revealed his high price tag to accept such a bout (h/t Sportskeeda.com).
“Absolutely. These guys, they making a lot of noise. That’s good. They got the YouTubers, and they got the new generation, these new kids involved and watching them. That’s fine. But they don’t equate to dollars. It’s not them… Jake Paul, he says, ‘We doing these numbers.’ You can add up every fight Jake Paul has had and their pay-per-view numbers weren’t more than what I did in my last fight. They can say whatever they want to say. He can say this or that. Write me a check for $100M Jake Paul, I’ll be there to kick your ass next week.”
Jake Paul Scoffs At Usman’s Price
Jake Paul caught wind of Kamaru Usman’s asking price and he slammed the idea during an appearance on The Journey podcast (via Mirror).
“Usman’s not worth $100m, he’s like a $3-5million type of guy who’s owned by Dana. Whenever he gets let out of the contract, let’s make it happen, easy money.
“I already embarrassed Dana’s company by taking out Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley and I don’t think he wants that. It would be too much of a risk for him to let one of his fighters lose to me.”
Paul hasn’t been shy in ruffling the feathers of MMA fighters. He holds a TKO victory over Ben Askren and has two wins over Tyron Woodley, one of which ended in a one-punch knockout.
As for Usman, he’s expected to put the UFC Welterweight Championship on the line against Leon Edwards this July. The bout hasn’t been officially announced at this time.