Jake Paul Berates Conor McGregor Following TKO Loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264

Published 07/11/2021, 1:11 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


The high-class trilogy between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier ended in the most tragic fashion. The fight between the two ended after the first round itself because the Irishman broke his ankle. Many expected this fight to be a sheer war and a huge chunk of fans believed McGregor would turn things around. However, he failed to do so.

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Despite ending up on the losing vertical, McGregor still showcased some sublime striking before Poirier took him to the canvas. As a result, ‘The Diamond’ turned the tide in his favor and earned the bragging rights in the trilogy.

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Right after this fight got stopped, McGregor‘s arch-rival Jake Paul took it to Twitter to take a jibe at the ex-UFC double champ. He wrote, “SLEEPY MCGREGOR !!

This is not the first time ‘The Problem Child’ has mocked ‘The Notorious’. In the past, too, he hasn’t left a single opportunity to get onto the Irishman’s nerves.

McGregor entered his trilogy against Poirier with some astonishing confidence. In fact, he held control of the octagon in the initial few minutes of the fight. He landed some slick kicks and looked primed for war.

But ‘The Diamond’ had an upper hand with his ground and pound game, and this didn’t go well for the Irishman. With five seconds left for the end of round one, McGregor voluntarily went down to the canvas. Hence, it was evident that he couldn’t fight more.

What’s next for Conor McGregor?

‘The Notorious’ put in a tremendous amount of hard work for his trilogy war against Poirier, yet he lost. He was highly optimistic about claiming a win in this fight and advancing to a championship match.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: Conor McGregor of Ireland prepares to fight Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

However, as McGregor’s injury seems serious, he might have to dedicate an extensive amount of time to recover from the same. That said, the Irishman should undoubtedly focus on recovering well and quickly. Once he recovers, he should look ahead to stage another massive return. Perhaps against Jake Paul?

What do you draw off Paul’s above comments?

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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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