I can’t believe a YouTube personality is actually going to fight Conor McGregor. It’ll end up being an exhibition fight just for the fame and money, but should be an interesting, if not profanity laden, journey.
Controversial YouTube star Jake Paul finds himself in the headlines once again after calling out UFC superstar Conor McGregor and UFC supremo Dana White.
Paul recently turned his attention to becoming a professional boxer and is unbeaten in his two professional bouts. He has made it no secret that he would love to take on McGregor in the squared circle but in boxing not mixed martial arts. Paul has now thrown down the gauntlet to McGregor, apparently offering $50 million to take on the 32-year-old Irishman.
It isn’t uncommon for fighters to trash talk one another; it’s almost a given it will happen. Paul, however, has once again overstepped the mark by throwing insults in McGregor’s direction. Even UFC boss Dana White wasn’t spared and neither was McGregor’s fiancee, Dee Devlin.
Paul Posts Vitriolic, Expletive-Filled Video
Paul posted a video where he’s seen smoking a cigar while draped in the Irish flag. He enters an expletive-filled tirade that is sure to garner McGregor’s attention.
“What the f**k is up, you Irish c**t? Good morning, Conor McGregor. I know you’re probably beating up old dudes in a bar right now, or maybe you’re jacking off because you’re sick of f**king your wife. I mean, she’s a four, Conor. You could do a lot better, but happy Monday.”
The YouTube star didn’t stop there, even claiming his dog has a bigger social influence than McGregor’s next UFC opponent, Dustin Poirier.
“My team sent you a $50 million offer this morning. A $50 million contract with proof of funds, the biggest offer you’ve ever been offered but you’re still scared to fight me, Conor. You’re ducking me because you don’t want to lose to a f**ing YouTuber. You’re 0-1 as a boxer. I’m 2-0 as a boxer.”
“I just came off the eighth biggest pay-per-view event in history, but you want to fight Dustin ‘Prober’ who has less followers on Instagram than my f***ing dog. That’s a fact.”
The 2-0 record Paul alludes to is true, although his two professional fights have hardly seen him take on seasoned opposition.
Paul’s “Professional” Boxing Career To-Date
He defeated fellow YouTuber “AnEsonGib” on January 30 via TKO at 2:18 in the first round. Fight number two took place in July 2020 and saw Paul enter the ring with former NBA star Nate Robinson. The fight was meant to be on the undercard for the Mike Tyson versus Roy Jones Jr clash, but that was pushed back until November.
Paul won his second fight with a second-round knockout.
McGregor’s best days may be behind him but he’s still an amazing athlete. “Notorious” has won 22 of his 26 UFC fights, 19 by the way of knockout. His only venture into the boxing world saw McGregor take on undefeated Floyd Mayweather. The referee stopped that bout early in the 10th round. All three judges had McGregor ahead on points at the time of the stoppage which is no mean feat considering Mayweather had won all 49 of his professional fights.
UFC head honcho Dana White has already made his feeling about this potential boxing match well known. White went on record to say McGregor should not be fighting kids.
“Conor McGregor is one of the greatest fighter on Earth right now. He shouldn’t be fighting kids that have f***ing YouTube videos.”
Not Even UFC’s Dana White Escape Paul’s Rant
Those obviously riled Paul judging by how White came in for some flack on Paul’s call-out video.
“Dana White, you’re a p***y too, you ugly, f***ing bald bitch. You said there’s zero percent chance of this fight happening, but there’s zero percent chance of you getting some f***ing p***y. Conor, you’re scared. Dana, you’re scared. Sign the f***ing contract, you idiots. Jesus f***ing Christ. Irish bitch. F**k these guys.”
Paul vitriolic rant caught the attention of another UFC star, Nate Diaz. He warned Paul that he was going to end up with his “ass whooped” for talking like he has been.
Ultimately, Paul has probably pulled this publicity stunt as a way to receive more clicks and views on his social media channels, YouTube channel and website. There is a chance, however, that McGregor takes up Paul on his offer and we’ll see for sure that Paul has bitten off more than he can chew.