Mike Tyson wants Jake Paul to fight Kamaru Usman after UFC star demands $100MILLION to 'punish' YouTuber

BOXING legend Mike Tyson wants to see Jake Paul fight UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

The YouTuber began firing shots at Africa's first UFC titleholder last month after seeing him brutally knock out Jorge Masvidal.

Usman, however, was quick to pour cold water on talk of a big-money fight with the former Disney star.

But Tyson believes The Nigerian Nightmare would be foolish not to take the mega-money bout.

During a recent episode of his Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson podcast, Iron Mike told former two-division UFC champ Henry Cejudo: “I want to see that s**t.

“It’s going to be so much f**king money, how can he turn it down?

"That’s way more money than… it’s twice or three times as much money [than he earns] in the UFC. So, how could he turn it down?”

Usman, 33, is currently focused on furthering his legacy in MMA – although he'd happily punish the younger Paul brother for an eight-figure payday.

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During an appearance on ESPN's Ahora o Nunca, he said: “I don’t necessarily care for the fight. I don’t care for it. I don’t really entertain it, honestly.

“But there’s a lot of work that I’ve put into my sport to get to the position that I’m in.

"And then when you see these guys come in and just, ‘Oh, I wanna challenge him. I want to challenge that guy.' It’s almost disrespectful.

"It’s almost disrespectful to the point where, like I said earlier, I’m also the judge.

"And sometimes you might want to go out and send them a clear message and give them a harsh punishment.”


When asked how much it would take for him to get in the ring with The Problem Child, he said: “I think the check would have to have eight zeroes in it.

“If there’s eight zeroes in front of the check, then for sure, we’ll consider it. For sure.”

Usman's comments on Paul come a week after the social media star claimed to be in talks to box the UFC's 170lb king.

He told former UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen: “There’s conversations happening.

“I believe Kamaru’s manager is already in talks with Dana [White], and I think that’s all I can say.

“One hundred per cent, I’m down for all the smoke. I want all the smoke. Daniel Cormier, another example.”

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