Popular YouTube star and novice professional boxer Jake Paul kept up his antics on social media in which the 23-year-old American keeps chasing a professional boxing match vs. UFC superstar Conor McGregor. The latest attempt to lure a response from McGregor reaffirmed Paul’s stated belief that the Irishman is scared of fighting him.
Paul responded to one of McGregor’s recent celebratory posts about his year, “Still scared of me”.
Still scared of me https://t.co/XRwbGHRIxS
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 22, 2020
McGregor vs. Paul?
Paul has over 20.3 million subscribers on YouTube and is 2-0 as a professional boxer.
Paul defeated fellow YouTuber Ali Eson Gib via first-round knockout back in January and ex-NBA star Nate Robinson via second-round viral knockout in November on the undercard of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones pay-per-view exhibition match on Triller.
While Paul has clearly been putting in serious work inside the boxing gym for the last three years, most pundits aren’t so sure he should be calling out world champion fighters like McGregor just yet no matter how much physically larger he might be.
For Paul’s last fight, the American weighed 191.5 pounds. Meanwhile, the most McGregor has ever weighed for a professional fight is 170 pounds.
Regardless, Paul’s three years of training as a boxer don’t favorably compare to McGregor and other world champs having done the same thing and more for over a decade or longer.
But Paul keeps trying to lure McGregor into the fight anyway, and the ex-UFC “champ champ” has yet to issue his response.
Paul’s Keeps Trying Get McGregor’s Attention
Paul called for a boxing match against Conor McGregor immediately after scoring his viral KO over Robinson last month.
“There’s a long list of opponents I want. You know Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out,” Paul told Jim Gray during his post-fight interview on Triller.
But the frantic pace that Paul seems to be chasing McGregor now via his many social media channels seems to be increasing day by day.
In some ways, Paul’s efforts seem to be working. He’s already drawn the attention of some pretty huge stars in the sport including Nate Diaz, Amanda Nunes, and even UFC president Dana White.
But McGregor has refused to acknowledge any of it, at least so far, and that seems to be getting under Paul’s skin.
Paul’s latest wild video might be the craziest one yet. In it, the fighter tags McGregor, Diaz and White via social media
Additionally, it seems Paul’s team has sent offers to several other MMA stars beyond McGregor.
Paul claims to have $50 million from investors for McGregor should the Irish superstar accept the fight.
Other fighters to reveal offers from Paul include retired UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, ex-UFC star Ben Askren and Bellator MMA fighter Danis.
So Paul is chasing a fight vs. McGregor, but he’s chasing fights vs. lots of other MMA stars, too.
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