JAKE PAUL leaked a $500,000 offer to fight Dillon Danis in March – while confirming deals have also been sent to Ben Askren and Michael Bisping.
The YouTube sensation is searching for his next opponent, having moved to 2-0 after a viral knockout against ex-NBA player Nate Robinson in November.
Paul, 23, has made it clear he wants to face Bellator star Danis, 27, who is a friend and training partner of Conor McGregor's.
To prove his point, the internet phenomenon shared a message he sent to his rival, which revealed a fight offer.
It read: "I'm cutting out the middle man because this fight is about me and you. Everyone else can f*** off.
"Basically we're offering you $500,000 to fight at the end of March. Details can be discussed.
"There is definitely potential to negotiate up to even $1,000,000 and if I have to take some out of my purse to get this done then I wil.
"We have offers out to Bisping, Askren and another big athlete so time is off the essence."
Paul goes on to say his personal preference would be to fight Danis next, but warns the 2-0 MMA fighter that he had 72 hours to respond.
It has since emerged that Danis is out until June, as he continues to nurse a knee injury.
As a result, Askren, 36, and Bisping, 41, – both retired from the UFC – are frontrunners to face Paul next.
But Askren was the first to publicly accept the challenge as he took to social media to suggest a deal is in place for March 28 in Los Angeles.
He said: "Yes, Mr Jake Paul, I do accept. I know you called me out after your last fight against the bum Nate Robinson.
"And listen, it's a pretty simple choice. I'm going to make a whole bunch of money to beat up a guy who is pretending to be an athlete.
"Because at the end of the day, that's what you're doing.
"And I know you may think I don't have too many stand-up skills, but also, I don't really need to. Okay?
"I'm a world-class athlete. I've won NCAA titles, I've been to the Olympics, won belts in multiple mixed martial arts organisations.
"And quite frankly, I am impressed that you've deluded yourself into thinking you're actually a fighter.That you're really tough, that you can really box.
"It's quite impressive that beating up a YouTuber and beating up a boxer who looked like he'd never been in the ring before makes you, somehow, good at boxing. Because it doesn't."
"So yes, Jake, I accept.
"I will see you March 28 in Los Angeles. And I will humble you like millions of people want to see happen."
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