Jake Paul Not Confident of Finishing Conor McGregor in a Potential Fight: “It Would Go to a Decision”

Published 07/16/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on 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 is now locked in to face former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in an intriguing boxing collision on August 29. However, he is still optimistic about facing Conor McGregor somewhere down the line. While Paul has shown very little respect towards ‘Notorious’ in the past few months, a reality-check might have hit him recently.

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While he has vowed to vanquish the Irishman, ‘The Problem Child’ has envisioned the possible fight going to the final bell. Although McGregor vs Paul is nowhere near an official confirmation, Jake Paul still made his prediction and claimed that he would surpass the ‘Champ Champ’ inside the boxing ring.

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Speaking on the Skip and Shannon-Undisputed, ‘The Problem Child’ said, “I think it would be a good fight. I think it would go to a decision. But you know, I am the bigger guy. I’m faster, I’m stronger, and look I am in my athletic prime. I am more motivated than ever, and you know he’s [Conor McGregor] got the money now.”

“He doesn’t have that hunger, the drive that you have when you are still trying to obtain the biggest goals and so. That would be a good fight, but I would pull off the victory for sure.”

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Meanwhile, Conor McGregor doesn’t seem to be done with his UFC career. Despite suffering consecutive losses to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 and UFC 264, ‘Notorious’ has claimed that he will return soon. Hence, it leaves Jake Paul out of his fighting radar.

However, one more defeat in a row can be fatal for McGregor’s UFC career. That said, Jake Paul can reach new heights of success by beating Tyron Woodley next month.

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Irrespective of Jake Paul’s repetitive call-outs, Conor McGregor hasn’t bothered to react. Conor McGregor has given very little importance to the YouTuber turned prizefighter, but he has never written off a fight against the former Disney actor. Hence, we may see the entertaining fight happen.

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Nevertheless, Paul has the toughest test of his fighting career ahead, which can also doom him to the clutches of criticism. 3-0 as a pro, ‘The Problem Child’ appears to be aiming for an undefeated run.

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Targeting Conor McGregor in the future would demand him to surpass ‘T-Wood’ first. A victory would clear the path and Jake Paul might become the hottest prospect of the combat world for the time.

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Do you see Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor happening in the future? What do you make of Jake Paul’s comments?

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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