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UFC legend Khabib offers Jake Paul a fight on his MMA show as he tells YouTuber EFC’s ‘doors are always open for you’

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV offered Jake Paul the opportunity to fight in his mixed martial arts promotion.

YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul is currently considering switching to MMA after his brutal knockout of former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

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Jake Paul apparently plans to switch to mixed martial artsCredit: AP
The YouTuber practiced his kicks in preparation for a potential MMA fight

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The YouTuber practiced his kicks in preparation for a potential MMA fightCredit: [email protected]
And UFC legend Khabib offered the YouTuber the chance to compete

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And UFC legend Khabib offered the YouTuber the chance to compete1 credit

Paul, 25, recently shared his eagerness to compete in the sport with UFC supremo Dana White, prompting an offer from Eagle FC chief Nurmagomedov.

In response to Paul’s tweet, Nurmagomedov wrote, “The doors to @EagleFightClub are always open for you and your team.”

Problem Child Paul recently teased a transition to MMA by sharing a video of himself practicing leg kicks on social media.

And on Friday night, he told White, “When I make my MMA debut, I might lose 20 pounds and make it to welterweight/170 pounds.

“It’s what all UFC fighters do and many have destroyed their bodies and minds doing it.

“But I’m going to do it at middleweight (185). Health first.

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“PS Conor [McGregor] walk around 190[lbs].”

MMA mogul White refused to rule out the possibility of Paul ever fighting in the UFC octagon.

He told the Nelk Boys: “I don’t know. I don’t think it would ever happen, but listen – I’m not saying never again.

“You know, I wasn’t thinking about Floyd and Conor, or that I would end up facing one of my guys against Floyd.

“Because it makes absolutely no sense.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov is now a mixed martial arts promoter

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is now a mixed martial arts promoterCredit: Getty

Since retiring from MMA in October 2020, Nurmagomedov has focused his efforts on growing his Russia-based promotion.

The Eagle has signed a host of former UFC fighters, including former lightweight title challenger and light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

Eagle Fighting Championship will host its first US show in Miami next week, with a showdown between kickboxing ace Tyrone Spong and MMA vet Sergei Kharitonov headlining the show.

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