On Saturday night, YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul knocked out five-time UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

Paul’s record now sits at 5-0, though he has not yet faced anyone with a boxing background. Woodley is an MMA fighter and stepped in two weeks ago for Tommy Fury, brother of Tyson Fury who had to pull out of the fight due to an injury. With Woodley agreeing to take Fury’s place, a rematch with Paul was settled. The two fought in August with Paul winning by split decision. On Saturday, Woodley took Paul to the sixth round before Paul’s right hand hit Woodley and knocked him out.

“This guy is a legend,” Paul said of Woodley. “This guy is a legend, don’t take anything away from his career as a UFC champion and respect him for taking this fight on two weeks’ notice … this is a real fighter, a real dog and a warrior. That’s a tough fighter right there.”

Now, Paul is asking for a bigger challenge. In a post-fight interview, he called out UFC President Dana White and mentioned some of the top names in boxing.


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“I just knocked out a five-time UFC champion and embarrassed your whole company,” Paul said. “And please, please let me get Kamaru Usman, please let me get Diaz, please let me get Masvidal, please let me get McGregor. Because I’m gonna embarrass them, too. I promise you that, Dana. I promise you that.”

“You can’t f—ing afford me,” Masvidal responded. “Me and those other names you mentioned, you can’t fucking afford. … I’ll tell you a little secret: I fight for money, or I fight the best in the world. You’re neither.

Masvidal is also an MMA fighter, who has only boxed in one fight, which he won. His MMA record is 35-15. He offered to fight Paul in the octagon instead of the boxing ring.

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