Jake Paul Drops Huge News Regarding the Conor McGregor Fight

Published 12/13/2021, 8:17 AM EST
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Jake Paul had been eyeing UFC superstar Conor McGregor for a potential fight since breaking out into the mainstream combat. ‘The Problem Child’ took several shots at ‘Notorious’ and even made personal comments about him, to influence a high-voltage collision against the two-weight titlist. However, McGregor didn’t really bother to respond and snubbed the possibilities of him going against Paul in a boxing clash anytime soon.

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While Jake Paul then turned his attention towards other MMA elites like Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, Irish star McGregor is still on his radar. Ahead of his rematch against Tyron Woodley on December 18, Paul sat down with JOE and addressed several scenarios. He also talked about his potential mega-fight against Conor McGregor and Canelo Alvarez.

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Jake Paul said, “The Conor McGregor fight, our managers have been talking for a while. The Canelo fight, that one is further down the line. But he is the highest-paid boxer this year, I am the second-highest-paid. So, Boom. Put those together you have a massive, massive, massive event. So all of them are realistic”

Despite his 4-0 professional record, Paul is not in a position to call out the best boxers. He has achieved nothing exceptional in his in-ring career and all of his wins have come against non-professional pugilists so far. Besides, Paul is also aiming to fight MMA stars inside the boxing ring.

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Thus, he needs to attain a lot in his boxing ride before going for the celebrity names. While Canelo Alvarez is already an undisputed world champion, UFC star McGregor also looks favorable to continue his MMA journey. Hence, Paul shall focus on Tyron Woodley primarily and then craft his plans for the future.

Jake Paul clearly has aimed at the biggest pots

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On looking at Jake Paul’s recent list of call-outs, we can locate a variant run from the lightweight to the cruiserweight and also the heavyweight division. Paul has challenged WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis, undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, surging cruiserweight Tommy Fury and has also sparked feuds with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

But if Tyron Woodley bags a win against Paul in the coming weekend, it will probably end Paul’s current stint in the sport. The 24-year-old can rightly resurrect himself in the flow. But following the bold claims that he made, a loss against Woodley will clearly look bad on Paul’s resume. Hence, he has a lot to look after before throwing shades at Alvarez and McGregor.

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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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