JAKE PAUL has claimed UFC president Dana White is the ‘biggest obstacle’ in his pursuit of a showdown with Conor McGregor.
The YouTuber turned boxer has been pursuing a bout with the UFC’s poster boy for the best part of a year.
MMA mogul White has refused to entertain the prospect of the pair sharing the ring together, a stance Paul believes is unlikely to change.
During an episode of In Depth with Graham Bensinger, he said of a potential clash with The Notorious: “I think Dana White is obstacle No.1.
“If Dana would ever let Conor out of his contract to set up the boxing match, I think that’s what is needed to make it happen.
“And I think that will, I think it will happen and if Conor is going to just continue to lose fights.
“He’s 1-4 in the past five years – then there’s not much Dana will be able to do with him anyway. So cash him out one more time.”
Problem Child Paul claims McGregor’s representatives has been in talk with his team over a potential grudge match.
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He added: “But his manager is good friends with my manager and another one of my advisors and they talk constantly about making it happen.
“They’re like, “Yeah we’re down, we’re about it.'”
In July, former two-division UFC champ McGregor refused to rule out the prospect of sharing the ring with Paul or his older brother Logan.
He said: “I couldn’t care about them two dingbats. I don’t see so, but never say never.
“If they’re gonna keep competing, who knows? But, dingbats, the two of them.”
Before Paul can think about locking horns with the Irishman, he must first get through this weekend’s rematch with former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley.
The social media sensation registered a unanimous decision victory over The Chosen One in August and is confident of going one better second time around.
He said: “My prediction is a knockout. When that happens depends on him, because of how much damage he can take, how much violence he can endure, and the openings.
He said: “I’m not going to just sit here and say I’m going to knock him out in the first round.
“I’m not going to give away my game plan.
“It’s really based upon what I would do if was him. I’m going to make my game plan off that.
“I don’t see him opening up and giving big openings in the first round so I’m going to look for them.
“If they’re there, I’m going to take them, but I feel like this fight is going to end in a knockout.”
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Source: The Sun