Marvin Vettori challenges Jake Paul to sparring match: ‘Put your nuts on the table’

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Marvin Vettori challenges Jake Paul to sparring match: ‘Put your nuts on the table’
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  • Marvin Vettori
    Marvin Vettori
    Italian mixed mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter

UFC middleweight Marvin Vettori is the latest fighter to have Jake Paul in his crosshairs.

In the midst of Paul’s ongoing spat with UFC president Dana White, former middleweight title challenger Vettori issued a challenge of his own to the YouTuber-turned-boxer.

Unlike many of the other challenges Paul has received from those in the combat sports community, Vettori’s did not call for an actual bout – but rather a sparring match. Vettori included a video of some of his boxing teammates praising his abilities.

“Hei Fake Paul @jakepaul let’s set up a sparring,” Vettori wrote on Twitter. “I’ll match any bet you want. You claim anybody, anytime, anywhere but you won’t go further then 6 rounds I promise you that. Put your nuts on the table, I wanna feel if you can really box. #FakePaul #theitaliandream”

Neither Vettori nor Paul have a fight booked at the moment. Vettori most recently competed at UFC Fight Night 196 when he defeated Paulo Costa by unanimous decision in a bonus-earning light heavyweight main event.

On Dec. 18, Paul defeated Tyron Woodley via sixth-round knockout in a boxing match rematch to elevate his undefeated boxing record to 5-0. Paul has since been calling for a match against UFC star Jorge Masvidal in boxing – or MMA, should White agree to terms Paul issued Saturday on Twitter.