In a further development in the pair’s potential matchup, Jake Paul has made yet another offer to fight Conor McGregor.
The YouTuber turned boxer recently made waves on social media following his massive financial offer to Will Smith and Chris Rock. Smith slapped the comedian at the Oscars following a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.
As a result of the incident, Jake Paul offered the pair $15 million each to settle their differences in the ring. Interestingly, Paul said that the fight could be on the undercard for his next match in August.
Paul does not currently have an opponent for his next fight. However, his latest comments have stoked speculation that we may finally see a Jake Paul – Conor McGregor match-up.
Jake Paul and Conor McGregor: previous beef
The pair have had a one-sided war of words on social media. It started in 2020 when Paul claimed, in a video, to have offered $50 million to the Irish UFC legend for a boxing match. The American also insulted McGregor’s wife.
Again, most of the talking has come from Paul. He has previously called McGregor “coked up” and branded the UFC man’s boxing technique as “embarrassing.”
Eventually, McGregor broke his silence, posting a video where he called the Youtuber a “jackass”.
Jake Paul’s latest offer to UFC president Dana White and McGregor is incredibly interesting.
Paul’s latest wager
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Paul revealed that he is willing to fight in multiple disciplines.
“I’m willing to do the fight in MMA, under the UFC,” he said.
“So, this is about helping the fighters and making a change, and that’s what Conor hasn’t ever done. He’s always been selfish. The fighter pay needs to increase. So, I’ve said that if I win, then Dana [White] has to increase the minimum fighter pay. If I lose, then they can take all the money, and so be it.”
His astounding wager to give up his potential fight pay-packet in return for increased UFC wages is a massive risk from the American. However, Jake Paul is bullish on his chances of beating Conor McGregor.
“But I know I can beat Conor. People think, ‘oh, this kid is crazy,’ and yeah, I am. No s**t, that’s why I’ve got this far.
“Conor is on a downhill spiral. His limbs are all broken, so stand-up game, I will knock him out first round.”
The UFC legend and Dana White are yet to respond to Paul’s incredible offer. Despite this, the hype of any potential matchup in an MMA ring is definitely building.
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