JAKE PAUL defeated UFC legend Anderson Silva to secure the most credible win of his boxing career.
The YouTuber-turned boxer defeated Silva on points in Arizona, scoring a knockdown in the eighth and final round.
Paul improved to 6-0 and beat his first opponent with prior boxing experience.
He emerges with a long list of potential fights to take next and here SunSport runs down his options.
Diaz, 37, is now a free agent after leaving the UFC and has teased a boxing match with Paul, 25.
The former UFC star was in Arizona as his team-mate Chris Avila beat Dr Mike on the undercard.
Diaz and his entourage then clashed with Paul’s camp before the Silva fight, leaving the score ready to be settled in the ring.
Paul said: “This is just the start. I want Nate Diaz.”
Fury, 23, has twice pulled out of fighting his celeb boxing rival, with a rib injury and US visa issue.
But Paul has opened the door to fighting the 2019 Love Islander on away soil just to get his hands on him.
Fury wished Paul luck against Silva as he eyed yet another rescheduled bout with the American.
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The former UFC middleweight, 38, beat NFL legend Le’Veon Bell, 30, on Paul’s undercard and called him out afterwards.
He said: “I want Jake Paul. I want his frosty ass. I’m the dude that’s going to come out here and expose him.
“If Anderson doesn’t do it, I’m going to be the one to f*** you up.”
Paul is desperate for his grudge match with his arch YouTube boxing nemesis.
But since making his professional boxing debut, he has had no luck in getting KSI, 29, into the ring.
KSI is now actively fighting again, returning in August and set to fight again in January.
A mega-bout with Paul may not come next but it seems the two are finally closing in on each other.
Anderson Silva rematch
Although Paul is likely to proceed onto bigger and better things a rematch cannot be ruled out.
It was exciting and competitive enough for fans to be convinced into watching it again.
And Silva, 47, refused to retire after losing, opening the door to a rematch.
He said: “Absolutely, I’m going to continue fighting. Nobody can stop me except God.”
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