UFC Star Conor McGregor Slams ‘Nobody’ Fighter After $100-Million Callout

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Social media superstar Jake Paul thinks he and UFC‘s Conor McGregor could make $75 to 100 million each if they boxed each other, but “Notorious” doesn’t appear sold on the idea.

Paul (5-0) is scheduled to box Hasim Rahman Jr. on August 7 at Madison Square Garden. And before “The Problem Child’s” boxing career is all said and done, he wants to meet the Irishman inside the ring. That’s what he told Ariel Helwani during a recent interview on “The MMA Hour.”

“At some point it’s gotta happen,” Paul said via MMA Junkie. “He’s a businessman, I’m a businessman, and that’s $75 to $100 million dollars for both of us.”

Well, Paul’s challenge didn’t go over well with McGregor. Taking to Twitter, Notorious responded to The Problem Child’s comments, writing: “you’ve 2 fights and done 70k buys,” along with a laughing emoji.

“You are a flop, kid,” Notorious continued. “A nobody.”

McGregor has been out of action since breaking his leg at UFC 264 in July 2021. But, he’s made it clear that he intends to compete in combat sports again in the near future.

Paul Said Rahman Jr. Is Trying to Renegotiate Contract

The Problem Child was originally supposed to box Tommy Fury at Madison Square Garden in August, however “TNT” pulled out of the fight citing US visa issues.

But, according to Paul, Rahman Jr. is trying to renegotiate the deal he made for the boxing match.

“Hasim Rahman Jr., actually right now, is trying to renegotiate his contract,” Paul said to Helwani via MMA Fighting. “So he signed a contract last week for 10 times more than he’s ever been paid for any one of his fights, and now — boom, fast-forward one week — he’s trying to renegotiate, he’s trying to suck more money out of the fight, he’s trying to do anything he can to claw and make the money, because I think he realizes the consequences of what might happen.

“I think he’s actually scared to fight me. A lot of these guys are excited by the money at first, and then when it actually comes time to start training and getting into camp and doing all of these things, they all chicken out. So who knows if this fight is even going to happen at this point, because we’re not going to pay him more money. He’s not worth it. He has name but he doesn’t have a massive name. So it’s unfortunate, man.”

Paul Said He Will Cancel the Event if Rahman Jr. Pulls Out of the Fight

The Problem Child made it clear that if he loses another opponent, he’ll go ahead and cancel the entire August 7 event. And he doesn’t plan on playing ball with Rahman Jr.’s team when it comes to a pay increase.

“I think his team is, and we don’t give a f***,” Paul continued. “I’m not paying the guy more. I’m tired of these guys trying to overprice themselves. We’re paying him 10 times more than he’s ever made, and now he’s trying to ask for 30 times more than what he’s ever made, all of a sudden, but there’s a signed contract already. He already signed on the dotted line, and now he’s trying to go back and be like, ‘Well, I’m not going to fight.’

“If Hasim pulls out, we just won’t do the event,” Paul added. “I’m tired of switching opponents. There’s really no other names. We’ll have to reset, reschedule, and it’s too last-minute to switch out another opponent. The tickets and it creates so many complications for refunds and it’s just a f****** nightmare and a pain in the ass. At this point, it’s too late to give someone [else] a fair amount of time to train. I want someone in there who’s going to give me a challenge. So if we called someone up three weeks before and we were like, ‘Hey, we’ve got the fight in three weeks,’ then there could be the excuse of, ‘Well, they only had a couple of weeks to train, it wasn’t a fair fight, blah, blah blah.’

“So this a last resort. Hopefully it comes through. We’re not paying him more, so we’ll see what decision he makes. But it’s just really unfortunate. It pisses me off, man. It really f****** irks me, because it’s so crazy how the Disney Channel everyday kid is down to fight, but no one else is.”

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