UFC stars Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal will find it ‘very difficult’ to beat Jake Paul, says his coach

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JAKE PAUL’S trainer said it would be ‘very difficult’ for Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal to beat the YouTube star.

Paul has called out the trio of UFC stars in the past, having built a rivalry with the premier MMA promotion.

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Jake Paul after knocking out Tyron Woodley[/caption]
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And all three are potential opponents for the future, his head coach BJ Flores revealed.

But the ex-cruiserweight contender also insisted despite their wealth of experience in the cage, Paul will have their number in the ring.

Flores told The Schmo: “There’s a lot of names, a lot of guys, you know obviously guys that are in the UFC now that have contracts.

“Masvidal and Diaz and guys like that and McGregor, a lot of guys that would make good matchups with Jake and he’s going to beat them.

“You know, that’s obviously my biased point of view but it’s going to be very difficult for them to be able to do what they got to do to be able to beat Jake for eight rounds or ten rounds.”

Paul, 24, is now 5-0 as a boxer having most recently knocked out Tyron Woodley, 39, three months after beating the ex-UFC champion on points.

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It means he has KO’d every opponent he has faced, including YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.

Paul was due to fight Tommy Fury, 22, until the Brit was forced to pull out with a broken rib and bacterial chest infection.

Woodley then filled in as a late replacement and was brutally knocked out, before Diaz, 36, and Masvidal, 37, left the arena.

Fury has since called to have their fight rescheduled, but according to the Flores, Paul has no interest.

He said: “Yeah he fumbled, I don’t even think Tommy Fury is in Jake’s mind right now.

Masvidal and Diaz and guys like that and McGregor, a lot of guys that would make good matchups with Jake and he’s going to beat them.

Jake Paul's trainer BJ Flores

“We all thought at the time that we would be surprised if this fight comes off.

“Even after the contracts were signed and even after Tommy was talking we were working so hard for a gameplan for Tommy and when they said two weeks before we weren’t surprised.

“We talked about a couple of options but Nakisa (Bidarian) and Jake decided to have that rematch with Tyron as he deserves his holiday and time off and we didn’t want to push it back and not allow him to fight.

“It’s the worst feeling in the world so I don’t think Tommy is in Jake’s mind at all right now.

“Tommy should go and do his own pay-per-view so we can see the numbers, analyse them and go from there.”

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UFC star Jorge Masvidal[/caption]
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