Jake Paul mocks ‘shooting’ Conor McGregor and insists the Irishman will one day fight him, and lose, because he can’t resist a payday.
Jake Paul has turned his attention to taunting Conor McGregor, who he believes is finished and an easy fight.
Speaking to talkSPORT on Wednesday, Paul predicted that one day he will fight McGregor and even said that he will learn MMA to do so.
“When I knock out Nate Diaz, I think Conor McGregor will see me, want a payday and he’ll come and get knocked out,” Paul said.
‘We can fight in the PFL SmartCage, whatever it is. I told everyone that I would fight Conor in any form of a fight because he, in my opinion, is that shot.
‘I’ll do MMA, I’m not afraid to step in there. I’ve wanted to do that my entire career. I’m a fighter, fighter background.
“Then all I would have to learn is some jiu-jitsu and some kicks, which seems pretty easy to me.”
Paul is set to fight Diaz on August 5 in Texas and has also been trying to secure a rematch against Tommy Fury, after losing to him earlier this year.
McGregor is currently slated to return to the UFC with a fight against Michael Chandler – the duo are the trainers in the latest series of Ultimate Fighter.
On this week’s episode, McGregor pushed Chandler and threatened to break his nose when they clashed after Chandler’s wrestler beat one of McGregor’s in the series.
McGregor last fought in 2021, when he broke his leg against Dustin Poirier.
There are a variety of reasons to suggest that McGregor will not fight Chandler this year, but this week the Irishman insisted that his preparation is going to be adequate.
McGregor was recently accused of sexual assault by a woman he allegedly met during the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets.
The woman met McGregor at the game at the Kaseya Center and was leaving the arena when she claims her security told her he was asking for her in the bathroom. Once inside the bathroom, she claims that he forced her to perform oral sex on him and forcibly kissed her.
She claims that McGregor then spat at her and himself while trying to get aroused. The woman’s lawyer told DailyMail.com that she went to the police to report the incident, but was turned away and advised to hire legal help.
McGregor denies the allegations. ‘These accusations are false. Mr. McGregor will not be intimidated,” his lawyer said in a statement when the allegations surfaced.
In addition, he has yet to re-register for USADA’s drug testing pool and recently missed a deadline to set up his next fight with Michael Chandler this year.
The final UFC pay-per-view event of 2023 is scheduled for December 16, so McGregor should have tested by June 16 to complete the mandatory six months of random drug testing in order to compete.
However, McGregor has yet to be added to USADA’s online database. In fact, he hasn’t been there since the third quarter of 2021.
However, McGregor recently insisted on Twitter that he is “well prepared” for his next fight, suggesting he could return to action this year.