Jake Paul has renewed his attempts to get Conor McGregor‘s attention for what would be a lucrative bout by referring to the former UFC champion as a ‘drunk motherf***er’ and predicting when the two might face each other in the ring.
The YouTuber has for a long time now tried to talk his way into a fight with the Irishman, whose only foray into boxing so far has been a defeat to Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2017.
The ‘Notorious’ has barely even acknowledged Paul’s repeated attempts to call him out, but it’s not hard to see why the American continues to persist – McGregor is by far the biggest PPV draw in MMA history, and a meeting of the two would surely result in a huge pay day for both fighters.
Paul remains adamant that it will happen within the next four years, and predicts the UFC fighter will eventually give in to the lure of the money he can make by saying yes.
“It’s very real, I think that fight happens in the next 36/48 months for sure. It makes financial sense,” Paul said of their potential meeting.
For good measure, the American appeared to do his best to goad McGregor into a response: “I don’t have a message for Conor. At this point, he needs me more than I need him. He’s a f***ing loser, drunk motherf***er running around, doing all this crazy s***.
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“The guy’s a mess, so like I said – he needs me more than I need him.”
McGregor is still in recovery after undergoing surgery following his horror leg break in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier earlier this year.
He is also now back in training after spending some time globetrotting, which included an embarrassing first pitch at a baseball game, drinking whisky with Jose Mourinho and Johnny Depp and publicly mocking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
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Meanwhile, Paul is undefeated in his four professional fights, though he is yet to face an actual boxer and has so far faced only fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, former basketball star Nate Robinson and two ageing MMA fighters in Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
The pair face in Florida on December 18, with Paul looking to prove he can cut it among actual boxers and Fury risking his future in the sport for a chance to knock out the man who he has maintained a long-running online spat with.