Jake Paul revealed he would be making his middleweight debut in MMA and slammed UFC stars for ‘lowering their bodies and minds’.
The YouTuber-turned-award winner has switched to cage as a boxer after leading 5-0.
And in a social media post to UFC president Dana White, Paul claimed he would drop only 5lb to fight over the 185lb middleweight limit in MMA.
He also highlighted Conor McGregor’s featherweight days as an example of the massive weight loss in the sport.
Paul tweeted to White: “When I make my MMA debut, I can cut 20 pounds and do it at welterweight / 170 pounds.
“That’s what all UFC fighters do and many have destroyed their bodies and minds while doing it.
“But I’m going to do it at middleweight (185). Health first. PS Connor running at 190.”
Paul, 24, recently knocked out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 39, in their December rematch.
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Woodley, 39, who had lost on points four months earlier, only filled in at short notice after 22-year-old Tommy Fury walked out with a broken rib.
Paul has now KO’d all of his opponents, as well as online rival ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
But despite not yet fighting an opponent with prior professional boxing experience, Paul is already eyeing a move to MMA.
And even though he recently feuded with UFC boss White, the promoter refused to sign him one day.
White said on the Nelk Boys’ podcast: “I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t think it will ever happen, but listen – I say never now.
“You know, I didn’t think about Floyd and Connor, or that I’d end any of my boys against Floyd. Because it makes absolutely no sense.”