Social media superstar Jake Paul might not get the attention he craves from Conor McGregor, and he hasn’t lured him into a boxing match yet either, but that hasn’t kept the 24-year-old from continuing to harass the former UFC “champ champ” via social media. Paul posted a short video on the morning of McGregor’s latest UFC fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 to reveal his $100,000 message to “Notorious”. Paul spent that much money to buy a diamond necklace that depicts McGregor’s last knockout loss at UFC 257, and he wants the entire world to know about it.
“Alright, we got my new $100,000 Nyquil McGregor, sleepy McGregor chain…,” Paul said.
After thanking the jeweler who Paul says made the custom chain, and listening to that man describe different parts of the piece he created, Paul delivers the rest of his message to McGregor.
“Hey McGregor, you better win tonight, otherwise your career is over. If you lose, that $50 million bet I gave you won’t be on the table anymore, so don’t choke like you normally do. Sleepy McGregor, don’t go night, night,” Paul said.
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$100,000 Chain Makes Sense, But $50 Million Bet Doesn’t
It’s unclear what “$50 million bet” Paul is talking about in the video.
Before McGregor’s UFC 257 loss to Poirier back in January, Paul claimed to have a $50 million offer from investors to make the Paul vs. McGregor boxing match happen. But after Poirier stunned McGregor by knockout in Abu Dhabi, Paul said that offer was off the table.
It’s also possible that maybe Paul sent a $50 million bet to McGregor personally about the outcome of the potential boxing match between them. Paul is 3-0 as a professional boxer, and he seems to sincerely believe he could beat McGregor in a boxing ring.
But the most likely scenario is that Paul has trolled McGregor so much over the past half-year or so that all of the things he’s said and done during that time are starting to run together in his head.
Besides, a $50 million bet on a fight seems pretty absurd, even for people as rich and famous as McGregor and Paul.
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UFC 264 on July 10
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 takes place July 10 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Poirier defeated McGregor by second-round knockout at UFC 257 in January 2021, but McGregor had stopped Poirier in the first round of their previous fight in a featherweight contest back in 2014. That means they’re knotted at 1-1.
Now, the UFC two stars are headed into an important rubbermatch with massive title implications in the UFC’s stacked lightweight division.
The card also includes a welterweight contenders’ battle between Gilbert Burns and Stephen Thompson, as well as several other high-profile stars competing in important matchups.
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