Jake Paul reveals there are 'conversations happening' to fight UFC champion Kamaru Usman and calls out Daniel Cormier

JAKE PAUL revealed there are 'conversations happening' to fight UFC champion Kamaru Usman while he also called out Daniel Cormier.

The YouTuber is 3-0 in his boxing career and recently knocked out retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren in one round.

Afterwards, he turned up to UFC 261 in Florida and was confronted by commentator and former two-weight champion DC.

Later, he was involved in a Twitter spat with welterweight king Usman, 33, who knocked out Paul's friend Jorge Masvidal, 36.

The social media star admitted Usman's manager Ali Abdelaziz is in talks with UFC boss Dana White to allow the champ to cross over to boxing.

Paul, 24, told ex-UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen: "Look, there's conversations happening.

"I believe Kamaru's manager is already in talks with Dana and I think that's all I could say.

"But 100 per cent, I'm down for the smoke. I want all the smoke. Look, Daniel Cormier, another example."

Askren, 36, was retired two years but was still under contract with the UFC and therefore needed their permission to fight Paul.

It was granted, but White recently said he will not allow any fighter under contract to fight the internet sensation.

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And Cormier, 42, poured cold water on fighting Paul as he insisted he would only do it in the UFC octagon.

It followed after he was involved in a heated face-to-face debate with the American celebrity.

Paul said: "It was crazy to me, I was like, 'Is this guy really doing this right now?'

"I'm just here as a spectator, he comes over and I'm like, 'Bro, Daniel, like you're playing into my game plan here'.

"You could have just ignored me, went on with your day but instead I think he was just trying to intimidate me.

"Like I think he was really trying to check if I was really about this s***, if I was going to get scared.

"Because a lot of people see like, I'm on Twitter saying all this s***, I have blonde hair, I'm dressed like an asshole, like I look like a little celebrity kid who you could probably intimidate.

"I think he was legitimately coming over to check me to see if I was going to get scared by the former heavyweight champion of the world.

"Like, I'm really about this life, I think I can say that with a lot of credibility now."

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