JORGE MASVIDAL admits he's open to settling his differences with Jake Paul inside the boxing ring.
The pair, 37 and 25 respectively, were pally until UFC superstar Masvidal tipped Paul to lose his first boxing match with former MMA champ Tyron Woodley.
An x-rated war of words has since ensued and has opened Masvidal up to the prospect of throwing down with the YouTuber turned boxer.
During an appearance on Paul's brother's IMAPAULSIVE podcast, Gamebred admitted: “I love money.
“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.
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"I’ve been doing it since I was a kid, so even though it’s not what I have my f****** PHD in, it’s still a form of combat that I have way more time than him doing and way more endurance.
"So of course, I feel the chips are on my side. Big money and I would bet on myself that I’d win that fight.”
Although Masvidal is willing to face the younger Paul brother, his lucrative new deal with the UFC means he'll need the promotion's blessing to do so.
He said: “We’re locked up until it makes sense to them.
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"If they said, ‘F***, this fight is gonna generate us XYZ dollars, yeah, let’s do it. We’ll put a fee on it.’”
Paul, 25, has made waves in the boxing world during his short-lived career, in which he's knocked out former UFC stars Ben Askren and Woodley.
Masvidal was somewhat impressed with what he saw of The Problem Child in his second clash with Woodley – despite not being his biggest fan.
He said: “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.
“I saw his face in that one round where he was like, ‘Oh s***, it's a f****** real fight.’
"And the next round he was still kind of down in belief, but eventually he came back and he started fighting harder and better.
"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 is also a fighter that’s very good for him to fight. Woodley fights in spots, Woodley’s not crazy aggressive, he’ll explode on you with his one great shot.
"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.
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"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 use both hands a lot so I definitely think it would be a completely different fight with me.”
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