Masvidal wants to 'beat up' Jake, Logan Paul
Jake Paul said last month he wants to fight UFC star Jorge Masvidal, and the feeling is mutual.
Masvidal told ESPN's Marc Raimondi on Sunday his eye is on both Jake and his older brother Logan, two popular internet personalities who crossed over to boxing in recent years.
"I'm gonna beat up all the Pauls," Masvidal said. "If they put money in my pocket, that Logan Paul dude, Jake Paul, whoever Paul dudes - if they put money in my pocket, of course I'd like to break some Disney characters' faces.
"I've been fighting men who have been training since seven, eight years old to do the same thing to me what I want to do to them. Fighting guys like (the Pauls) is a bonus, man."
Jake Paul and Masvidal were friendly - and even briefly trained together - ahead of Paul's April boxing match against former UFC fighter Ben Askren, whom Masvidal once knocked out in five seconds.
But in August during the lead-up to Paul's next bout against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, Masvidal picked the latter to win by knockout. That led to a mean-spirited back-and-forth between Paul and Masvidal on social media and in interviews, and Paul saying he wants to fight Masvidal in the boxing ring.
"Who the f--- is this Paul kid?" Masvidal said. "He thinks we're friends because I gave him some advice in the Ben Askren fight. Get the f--- out of here, bro. I'll slap you and whoever the f--- you want, bro. I'm a fighter. Of course you're gonna get offended."
Masvidal is under contract with the UFC, and he's hoping to receive a matchup that will land him a third title shot against welterweight champion Kamaru Usman the quickest. Or he wants to fight Nick Diaz, depending on the result of Diaz's return bout against Robbie Lawler later in September.
But the 36-year-old thinks it's possible that UFC president Dana White would allow him to take a boxing match against Jake or Logan.
"UFC would have to sign off, but nothing is impossible," Masvidal said. "Dana doesn't like those guys and Dana knows I'll go in there and put a hurting on those kids. Maybe he does send in the f------ assassin."