YouTuber and boxer Jake Paul has finally gotten a response from UFC superstar Conor McGregor. Paul, who is 2-0 as a boxer, viciously challenged “Notorious” to a boxing match last month. During the callout, Paul said he offered McGregor $50 million for the bout.
Paul last competed in the boxing ring in November when he knocked out NBA star Nate Robinson in the second round. McGregor (22-4 MMA, 0-1 Boxing) is currently preparing for his fight with No. 2 ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier, which goes down on Saturday night at UFC 257.
Notorious had stayed silent since receiving the challenge from “The Problem Child,” but in a recent interview with BT Sport, McGregor finally gave his take. The Irishman, who didn’t mention Paul by name, confirmed that he has no current plans to meet him inside a boxing ring.
“We’ll see what happens. … He seems like a confused little kid to me, to be honest,” McGregor told BT Sport. “I don’t know what’ll happen. It’s not on the radar at the minute with the young lad. I know, I have a teammate Dylan — him and Dylan have been back-and-forth, so you never know.”
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Paul Has Beef With 2 of McGregor’s Teammates
It’s unclear which Dylan (or Dillon) McGregor is speaking about. Paul recently took aim at Dylan Moran, an Irish boxer who has trained with McGregor, on social media, calling into question his skills. Watch the video below:
Paul has also gone back and forth on social media with McGregor’s training partner, Brazilian jiu jitsu blackbelt and Bellator fighter Dillon Danis. After posting the video of his challenge to McGregor, Paul proceeded to share a video of himself throwing water balloons and toilet paper rolls at Danis. Tap here to watch.
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Paul Announced He Is Boxing in April, No Opponent Revealed
The Problem Child will be heading back into the boxing ring on April 17 via Fight Club on Triller. It will be Paul’s second bout with Triller. His first was in November when he knocked out Nate Robinson.
His opponent has not been announced, but according to DAZN, it will be against a legitimate professional boxer.
“Hate me or love me, you can’t stop me,” Paul said in a press release via DAZN. “April , I headline a global PPV event, and I am getting my third knockout in a row. I look to prove to the world that I am and I will remain one of the biggest names in this sport. Thank you to Triller, Bobby, Ryan, and Snoop for giving me the opportunity to showcase my talent to the world. Given their leadership, I know the visuals, performances, and production value on this show will be unlike anything anyone has seen. Together, we will continue to break records.”
On Wednesday, Paul shared a video on social media of an airplane flying above with a banner that reads: “Conor McGregor is scared of Jake Paul.” Watch below: