Jake Paul Challenges Conor McGregor to Assault Him

Published 10/18/2021, 2:44 AM EDT


Jake Paul has been aiming shots at UFC sensation Conor McGregor since breaking out into the mainstream combat picture. Just four fights old in professional boxing, Paul already has his eye on the Irishman, who reportedly assaulted a DJ at a party.

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McGregor, famously known for his out-of-the-cage controversies, has been associated with several dramas in recent times. He sparked an altercation with rapper Machine Gun Kelly a.k.a MGK at the MTV VMAs night a few weeks back. While that feud faded away recently, McGregor is back in the news for allegedly breaking a DJ’s nose.

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Italian celebrity DJ Francesco Facchinetti was partying with the ‘Notorious’, where he claimed to be charged with brutal shots. He took to social media and explained the whole scene, and vowed to sue the MMA fighter on legal terms. To his rescue, Jake Paul has challenged Conor McGregor for a fight if they cross paths in public.

‘The Problem Child’ wrote on Twitter, “Coked up Conor likes to play tough guy with musicians… Conor PLEASE try and do something when you see me !!”

Jake Paul has been providing aid towards Conor McGregor’s rivals for quite some time now. After Dustin Poirier beat ‘Notorious’ at UFC 257, Pauk cheered the outcome and sent a piece of special jewelry to Poirier. He even called out McGregor for a boxing scrap.

But received nothing in response. However, Paul is making pretty big moves for himself. Having beaten two former MMA champions in Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, the 24-year-old is now looking for bigger bouts. And Conor McGregor may be at the pinnacle of his hit-list.

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Jake Paul is not done with Conor McGregor

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Despite losing two straights fights in the UFC, McGregor claims he will come back stronger. And hasn’t made up his mind about facing the social media star. So, Jake ‘The Problem Child’ Paul doesn’t appear to have made it to McGregor’s fighting radar. Both men have been busy with their scheduled plans, and McGregor cannot afford to overlook his lightweight counterparts in the UFC.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 10: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Meanwhile, Jake Paul may nourish his unbeaten record to fulfill his desired matchup. A few months back, he revealed his list of desired opponents on social media, which reflected umpteen A-listers like Canelo Alvarez, Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, amongst others. That said, McGregor’s recent controversy is a golden opportunity for Paul to thurst himself into the prime picture.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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