Jake Paul has predicted that Conor McGregor “would not stand a chance” if the pair met in a boxing match, with the YouTuber labelling the former two-weight UFC champion a “piece of s**t.”
Paul’s comments came at a recent press event for his upcoming clash against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, currently scheduled for August 28.
The fight comes just months after Paul brutally knocked out Ben Askren in one round last April. Woodley is a long-time friend and training partner of Askren and clashed with members of Paul’s entourage backstage, just hours before the fight.
When asked about a potential bout with McGregor at the press conference, Paul answered in typically brash fashion.
“It could happen.
"18 months ago, I said I wanted to fight Conor and people laughed. Now I'm laughing at Conor.
"He needs Jake Paul more than I need him. I would knock the fake ass teeth out of his mouth.
"McGregor would not stand a chance."
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McGregor most recently faced Dustin Poirier in the main event bout at UFC 246 last weekend.
After a heated build-up to the trilogy contest, many fans were expecting the bout to be a potential fight of the year contender.
Instead, McGregor was dominated by the Diamond and in the final moments of the first-round, after missing with a one-two combination, the Irishman fell backwards, and his ankle appeared to snap.
The former UFC two-weight world champion collapsed on the canvas and Poirier jumped on top to land some brutal ground-and-pound.
The round ended just seconds after the injury and the UFC’s doctor told referee Herb Dean that McGregor was not fit to continue fighting, meaning Poirier was victorious via doctor’s stoppage.
Despite McGregor’s painful injury, Paul refused to give any sympathy to the Irishman.
"He's a piece of s**t.
"He's sitting there on the ground after losing, talking s**t to Dustin Poirier's wife.
"I don't feel bad at all. I think he deserves it. I think it's hilarious.
"I just love to see McGregor plummet. He was a meteoric star that's now just taking a nosedive.
"Before I wanted to fight him and I offered him $50 million, now my offer is $23."
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Paul made his combat sports back in 2018, defeating fellow YouTube star Deji in an amateur boxing match. Since then, the Problem Child has turned pro and fought three more times, defeating YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA player Nate Robinson and MMA veteran Ben Askren all via knockout.
He will face Woodley in an eight-round professional boxing match next month, in a bout that will surely be his toughest test yet.
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