Boxing legend Mike Tyson has said he’d like to see YouTube star Jake Paul take on UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman in a $100m mega-fight.
Although UFC president Dana White has previously and publicly ruled out ever negotiating with the Paul brothers, former heavyweight king Tyson feels a potential showdown between Usman and Paul may be too lucrative to turn down.
Speaking recently (as quoted by Sport Bible) Tyson said: “I want to see that s**t.
“That’s way more money than… it’s twice or three times as much money [than he earns] in the UFC. So, how could he turn it down?”
“I want to go out and send him a clear message and harsh punishment. I think the cheque would have to have eight zeros in it!
“I didn’t pay attention before, he was just a regular guy running his mouth but once he made the comments he made about DC, DC is not just one of the most respected guys in the sport he is also a good, close friend.
“Once I saw those comments that when I took notice.
“If I am in a position to give these guys a lesson then absolutely.
“Because they are about my weight, if they ever wanted to fight I would be the guy they would have to fight. his brother is fighting Floyd but that fight doesn’t make sense because Floyd is giving up almost 50 pounds to these guys.
“I am their weight, I am the guy for them to pick on, I am the guy to discipline these guys and if it makes sense then of course we will do it, but it will need a lot of zeros.”