JAKE PAUL said a pay-per-view blockbuster in the UFC with Conor McGregor would be the "biggest MMA fight ever".
The YouTuber-turned boxer has spent almost all of his boxing career trying to prise and antagonise McGregor into the ring.
But Paul has now offered to play the Irishman at his own game and called on Dana White to give him a one-fight UFC deal to make it happen.
Not only is he willing to enter McGregor's world, the American is even prepared to go behind enemy lines at Dublin's Croke Park.
And he claimed the fight is a record-breaker in the making, capable of filling out the biggest stadiums in the world.
In an exclusive interview, Paul told SunSport: “Over three million buys in the US, 500,000 in the UK, 300,000 in Australia, 4+million globally."
By those numbers, with the US price point of $74.99 it would rake in around $300m alone.
And with PPV in the UK costing £19.95 just over $13m would be generated with an additional $16m coming from Australia.
All in all, by Paul's accounts the fight would guarantee over $320m just through box office receipts.
That is not taking into account the ticket sales, with just about any venue in the world sure to sell out.
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Paul said: “Biggest MMA fight ever. Me entering a new sport at the highest level will peak the interest of young and old, particularly if we have fighter compensation and healthcare on the line!
“Imagine the entire UFC roster would be shouting about this fight. Secretly hoping I win so they can get better treatment from UFC.
“Two of the biggest names in sport, MMA + boxing, with the reach of ESPN plus Dana in the middle…the world will stop and watch.
“Croke Park, Wembley or Cowboy Stadium packed to the rim.
“Will Conor finally shut up Jake Paul….or will Jake Paul once again show the world the impossible and put Conor into retirement?”
The UFC's biggest ever fight was McGregor's 2018 loss to bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, 33, selling 2.4m PPVs.
Floyd Mayweather, 45, holds the overall PPV record for his 2015 decision over Manny Pacquiao, 43, which drew 4.6m US PPV buys.
But for Paul to switch the ring for the cage, he has made his demands known.
In defeat, he has offered to donate his ENTIRE purse to all UFC stars who make less than $50,000 per fight.
But Paul wants UFC president Dana White to introduce a healthcare scheme and take minimum fight purses from $12k to $50k if he wins.
In a direct message to McGregor, he said: "Conor you have been selfish your whole life.
"Selfish to your family with your antics, selfish to your career with your partying and most of all a selfish fighter who has never tried to uplift his fellow fighters.
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“You’re a rich little weirdo who poses, thinks cool watches and suits will make people like you.
“This is your chance to do for others. Accept my proposal and let’s do something that is bigger than us. I’m ready.”
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