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2020 has been a fairly interesting year for Jake Paul. This past summer saw the YouTube star go viral through a video that showed him looting during a protest fueled by the death of George Floyd. This incident would later lead to his home being raided by the FBI. Following these two events, Paul has spent the last few months hyping up his boxing match with NBA vet Nate Robinson, and the YouTube star would come out as the victor, beating Robinson by knock out in the second round. With this, Paul is now setting his sights on a match with UFC star Conor McGregor, and the trash talk has already begun.
While a fight between the 23-year-old Jake Paul and the 32-year-old Conor McGregor isn’t a sure thing just yet, but he did confirm to TMZ Sports that his team has had conversations with McGregor’s manager. And in typical Logan Paul fashion, he’s already getting ready for the potential battle by dishing out a few verbal jabs:
No other fighter with this big of a platform is calling out McGregor. My dogs have more followers than the guy he's fighting in January.
Paul would then state his belief that a fight between him and McGregor will indeed happen. And based on his bold comments, it seems that he really likes his odds of taking the W:
The Jake Paul versus Conor McGregor fight is going to happen, it’s just a matter of when, and it’s going to be legendary. And I’m going to win, too. That’s what I really want people to understand. And I told my friends this. I was like, ‘Guys, this is going to happen.’ Not only that, but I’m going to dedicate my life to winning not fighting. Because I’m not just going in there to fucking say, ‘I did it.’ I’m going in there to fucking fuck Conor McGregor up.
If I’m not mistaken, those sound like fighting words. Jake Paul has never been one to pass up a challenge and, following his victory against Nate Robinson, he’s riding high.
These celebrity-headlined fights are only growing in popularity, and many promoters appear to be finding ways to capitalize on the hype surrounding them. For instance, shortly after his loss to Paul, Nate Robinson has already been offered an opportunity to return to the ring. And the deal, which comes from Fight Circus, would put quite a bit of change in the athlete’s pocket.
As of this writing, Conor McGregor has not publicly acknowledged Jake Paul’s comments but knowing McGregor, it’s only a matter of time before he hits back with some trash talk of his own. Any fight between the two is sure to be nuts, though it’ll honestly be hard to look away when it actually happens.