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Dana White says Jake Paul should fight Amanda Nunes instead of Conor McGregor

The UFC President responded to some trash talk with that of his own, and offered the YouTuber another champion to fight instead.

Jake Paul reacts over his knockout victory against Nate Robinson in the second round during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller

UFC President Dana White doesn’t seem too enthused about the possibility of having Conor McGregor, who is under contract to the UFC, participate in a bout with YouTube star Jake Paul.

But he took it to the next level off-camera when he said “I’m thinking of letting Amanda Nunes knock his ass out.” And for her part, the reigning two-division UFC women’s champion is game for the bout!

Paul has started talking trash already regarding the fight, accusing the former two-division UFC champion McGregor of “ducking” him.

My team sent you a $50 million dollar offer this morning — 50 million dollars cash, proof of funds, the biggest fight offer you’ve ever been offered. But, you’re scared to fight me, Conor!! You’re ducking me because you don’t wanna lose to a fucking YouTuber. You’re 0-1 as a boxer. I’m 2-0 as a boxer.

McGregor boxed Floyd Mayweather in August of 2017 and lost to the now 50-0 five-division champion via 10th round TKO.

If this seems like a circus, that’s exactly what it is. And we’re contributing to it by writing about it now. No one knows if McGregor can get out of his contract and take $50 million to end a YouTuber in a boxing ring, but the buzz around it wouldn’t be bad box office that’s for sure.

Can 2020 just be over soon, please?