Jorge Masvidal wants $20m to "break Jake Pauls face" after rejecting offer
Jorge Masvidal has demanded at least $20 million for a fight with Jake Paul after the YouTube star initially offered him $5 million.
Paul called for fights with UFC stars such as Masvidal, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor after impressively knocking out Tyron Woodley last weekend.
It marked the fifth professional win of Paul's career and the 24-year-old would soon double down on his call out of Masvidal.
"Masvidal is like, ‘I only fight the best people or I fight for money, and you’re neither one of those'. Masvidal, I’ve got an offer for you right now: $5 million guarantee, plus percentage of pay-per-views," Paul wrote.
“That’s the most you would have ever made in a fight, ever. So now you can’t say, ‘I either fight the best, or I fight for money.’ … Let’s make it happen.”
Masvidal – who signed a four-fight deal with the UFC before his fight with Kamaru Usman last year – is ineligible to compete elsewhere whilst under UFC contract.
And 'Gamebred' countered Paul's offer by demanding four times of the figure he set suggested and a share of the pay-per-view.
"The ufc isn’t gonna let me go for chump change. Make that 20 guaranteed plus Ppv and I’m sure the ufc will be ok with it as long as I break them off their fee and then I’ll gladly break your face," he wrote.
"If the ufc still says no because the money is still too low then come over to the ufc, sign a 1 fight deal and we can stipulate I can only box in the cage.
"If i do anything other than that I will forfeit my purse to you. Come on over and get paid and laid out."
Masvidal's manager, Malki Kawa, also replied to Paul's offer by stating an offer of $5million wouldn't even "start" conversations of a potential fight.
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The pair trained with each other before Paul's fight with Ben Askren in April, of whom Masvidal set a UFC record against by knocking him out in just five seconds.
Askren suffered the same fate against Paul, being knocked out in under two minutes and later retiring from fighting.
Masvidal has become one of the UFC's biggest stars in recent years with the promotion creating a symbolic 'BMF' title for his fight with Diaz in 2019.
He rose to fame for his backyard fights on YouTube and made his professional boxing debut in 2005, but has not fought in the ring since.
The MMA veteran finds himself on the back of consecutive defeats to pound-for-pound No.1 Usman, being knocked out in their rematch back in April.
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