Jake Paul released another video trolling UFC superstar Conor McGregor on Tuesday. The 23-year-old YouTuber, who is 2-0 as a professional boxer, is aiming to secure a $50 million megafight against the world’s most popular UFC fighter. But Paul’s latest viral video suggests the reason the fight isn’t happening is that McGregor is the “world’s biggest chicken”.
You can watch Paul’s video below. The caption reads, “Conor McGregor says if it makes money it makes sense but is afraid to lose to a ‘YouTube Kid’.”
In the video itself, Paul labels McGregor “the world’s biggest chicken”.
McGregor faces Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 257 on January 23 in Abu Dhabi.
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Viral Video Breaks Internet
Paul’s viral video hit half a million views less than an hour after it was released.
The video shows the fighter at a chicken restaurant ordering the “Conor McGregor sandwich”. A restaurant employee then hollers back to the cooks to make a “chicken sandwich”.
Paul says, “He’s the world’s biggest chicken. Conor, you were just talking about me in the media saying ‘if it makes money, it makes sense’.”
The video shows McGregor answering a question from a media person about Paul’s success as a professional boxer.
Paul says, “I offered you 50 million. You’re getting paid five to fight Dustin Poirier. I think you’re a chicken!”
Then, Paul mimics a conversation between McGregor and training partner Dillon Danis in which both fighters’ heads are photoshopped on top of chicken strips.
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Love him or hate him, Paul seems intent on getting McGregor inside a boxing ring this year.
Whatever you believe about his chances in the fight, he’s at least matching McGregor so far in his ability to trash talk.
Whether that kind of stuff matters in an actual fight remains to be seen.
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A Short History of Paul’s Callouts
Paul is 2-0 as a professional boxer, but neither of those fights was against legitimate pro fighters such as McGregor.
Paul defeated fellow social media star Ali Eson Gib in January 2020, then ex-NBA player Nate Robinson 10 months later.
Paul won both those fights by knockout, and he started to call out McGregor in earnest after defeating Robinson on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view card on Triller.
“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.
But that was only the start of Paul’s antics.
Since November, Paul has made numerous social media posts and viral videos about the matter.
The last video Paul made garnered over 5 million views.
The one before that did over 9 million and included Paul rolling up on McGregor’s training partner Danis and pelting him with toiler paper.
So with his latest video on Tuesday, Paul is keeping that same energy about luring McGregor into a boxing match.
One wonders whether the YouTuber will show up on Fight Island later this week to challenge McGregor in person in Abu Dhabi.
At this point, it would almost be silly if he didn’t.
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