Jake Paul Hopes to Show Conor McGregor That He Wants a “Payday”

Published 07/06/2023, 9:00 AM EDT

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In the world of combat sports, audacious call-outs and fiery statements are as customary as the fights themselves. Yet, when a former internet personality turned professional boxer challenges one of the most formidable UFC legends, it tends to ruffle more than a few feathers. Jake Paul, a name that has been on everyone’s lips since his foray into professional boxing, has made a shockingly bold proclamation that has left the world grappling for words.

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Speaking to talkSPORT Boxing, the outspoken Paul dropped a bombshell that has reverberated through the boxing and MMA communities alike, causing an avalanche of mixed reactions. His target? None other than the infamous UFC veteran, Conor McGregor. However, Paul’s claim is not as straightforward as it seems, adding a curious twist to his bold challenge.

Jake Paul has a daring proposition


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In a riveting conversation with talkSPORT Boxing, Jake Paul not only acknowledged the potential opponents for his future fights but also put forth a remarkably daring challenge to Conor McGregor, a titan in the UFC universe.

During the interview, Paul stated, “As far as my personal career there’s so many fighters, there’s so many people out there. We have offers out to Tommy, we’ve been trying to do the KSI negotiation for years. So there’s just a lot down the horizon. But when I knock out Nate Diaz, I think that Conor McGregor is going to see me, want a Payday and come and get knocked out.”


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On being asked whether he’d prefer the boxing ring or the MMA octagon, Paul further intensified his daring proposal. “I’ll do MMA. I’ve wanted to do that my whole career. I’m a wrestler background so all I’d have to learn is some Jiu Jitsu and some kicks which seems pretty easy to me.”

While we wait in anticipation for McGregor’s response, it’s clear that Paul’s defiant call-out has captivated fans and critics alike. But the question remains, will McGregor step up to Paul’s challenge? And more importantly, will this fight prove to be the payday Paul anticipates? Or will it turn out to be a punch too far for the YouTube sensation turned boxer?

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We’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you make of Paul’s bold move? Who do you think would win if this match does take place? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Mrinal Mishra


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Mrinal Mishra is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports, who is dedicated to covering live events with a special emphasis on influencer boxing events. With a focus on storytelling, Mishra strives to bring to light the stories of fighters that often go untold. As a big fan of Mike Tyson, Mishra believes that boxing will remain relevant for eternity, and he is committed to covering the sport with the respect and admiration it deserves.
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Snigdhaa Jaiswal




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