Jake Paul vs. Conor McGregor Fight Date: Is It Really Happening?

Published 12/28/2021, 7:30 AM EST


Last year, Jake Paul accrued attention from casual and hardcore boxing lovers after a statement win over Nate Robinson. However, his post-fight call-outs to the biggest of UFC and MMA superstars were something that took everyone’s attention. One name that topped ‘The Problem Child’s list was the biggest UFC superstar, Conor McGregor.

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Paul, in a quest to book a fight with McGregor, even rolled out a $50 million fight offer. But, he failed to gain attention from the Irishman.

Regardless of that, the 24-year-old continued his verbal assaults on ‘The Notorious’, asserting his wish to fight many times. However, the ex-UFC double champ never really came into the limelight to open up on fighting Jake Paul.

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But suddenly, a fan-made poster of McGregor vs Paul did rounds on social media, leaving the fans startled. Many felt that a fight between these two is on, and the YouTuber will finally get to face his arch-nemesis.

 

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However, the news of the two men fighting each other isn’t true by any means. On top of this, it’s just a fan-made poster, and that’s one reason there’s no date on it.

McGregor took only one pro-boxing bout, and that came in 2017 against the all-time legend, Floyd Mayweather. Since then, he had an on and off a career in the UFC, and for now, he’s in a quest to bag the lightweight gold in the biggest MMA promotion.

McGregor’s captivating aura and fan base are known all around. That said, Jake Paul wants to maximize on his boxing career by locking horns with the biggest combat sports name for obvious reasons.

Is Conor McGregor interested in fighting Jake Paul?

A few months back, McGregor, in an interview, hit at Jake and Logan Paul, calling them dingbats. He said, “I couldn’t care about them two dingbats.”

Nevada , United States – 10 July 2021; Conor McGregor before his lightweigh fight with Dustin Poirier during the UFC 264 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Thomas King/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

“I don’t see so, but never say never.”

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“If they’re gonna keep competing and whatnot, who knows?”

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That said, McGregor, for now, has his focus on achieving something else. Until then, a fight between him and Jake Paul seems impossible for all the reasons in the world.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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