YouTube superstar-turned-fighter Jake Paul says he’ll beat the living daylight out of MMA fighter Dillon Danis in a boxing match … and tells TMZ Sports he has a UFC superstar on board to help him get it done.
Of course, Paul previously stated he was going to avenge brother Logan’s controversial loss against KSI in a match at Madison Square Garden as soon as the coronavirus pandemic was over … which KSI’s team quickly denied, citing his focus being on his music career.
We spoke with Jake about his boxing future now that KSI is out of the question … and he says Danis is the one opponent he wants BADLY.
“I hate to bring his name up because he’s such a lowlife club rat who calls himself a jiu-Jitsu black belt,” Paul tells us. “But, everyone in the jiu-jitsu community hates him, everybody in the fight community hates him. I hate him.”
Despite all the hatred, Danis is widely considered one of the best ground fighters in the game … but many people believe that his striking is the weakest part of his game.
“Dillon, if you’re watching this, I’m going to kick the s**t out of you … I’d make your life even f**king worse … I’m coming for your head.”
So … how is Jake gonna get it done?? He says he’s got the current UFC BMF belt holder on his side — Jorge Masvidal!!
“Masvidal’s gonna be in my corner,” Jake says … explaining they met up in Miami during JP’s last fight against AnEsonGib … and they both bonded over their hatred for Danis.
Jake says he’s the Paul bro for Danis to fight — not Logan — because he’s the better fighter … and he will mess him up.
As for KSI, Jake tees off on his excuse for not taking a fight … saying his music is wack and isn’t a valid excuse to duck a meeting in the ring.