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“What Is His Obsession With Old UFC Fighters”: Fans Slam Jake Paul for Being Adamant About Potential Conor McGregor Fight

Published 05/12/2023, 1:29 PM EDT

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Jake Paul still hasn’t given up on his desire of facing UFC legend Conor McGregor. In fact, he even believes that the fight is going to take place in the near future. Paul recently held a press conference ahead of his fight against Nate Diaz. However, his primary focus throughout the event seemed to be McGregor. Paul constantly pushed the idea that his fighting McGregor is a good idea. Moreover, Nate Diaz abruptly walked out of the conference leaving Paul embarrassed.

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Paul believes that he has a clear path forward to inevitably fight McGregor, but he must first defeat Diaz, which won’t be an easy feat. He stated that he wants to face McGregor next. Paul said that he could see a roadmap of him knocking the lights out of Diaz and then facing McGregor. He added, “Do what Conor couldn’t do, knock out Nate”. Paul believes that if he is able to do so, then the fight between Conor McGregor and him will be the biggest in combat sports.

Interestingly, Diaz remained surprisingly respectful to Jake, which even left ‘the Problem Child’ confused. It is speculated that it might have something to do with Diaz being involved in a lawsuit, which may have caused him to stay out of trouble. The video of Jake Paul talking about knocking Diaz out was uploaded by ESPN Ringside. Fans had a lot to say about the YouTube Boxer’s claims.


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Fans’ reaction to Jake Paul calling out Conor McGregor after Nate Diaz

Jake Paul, the YouTube star, has been criticized by fans for making bold statements against Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor. However, fans have been quick to dismiss his chances of beating Nate.

One fan, Nick, commented on Twitter that Jake has skills but won’t be able to knock out Nate. He went on to say that Conor had punched Nate in the face many times during their fights, and he still didn’t go down. He claims that Paul’s punches aren’t strong enough to knock him down.


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Another fan, Jeheer Aabidullah, stated that Jake had fought only one legitimate boxer (Tommy Fury) in his career and had lost. He criticized Jake for going back to fighting over-the-hill MMA fighters.

Dylan questioned Jake’s obsession with old UFC fighters.

WildoWanis called him a fraud for not being a man when it came to fighting KSI. He said that Paul will be remembered for not being able to avenge his brother’s loss against KSI.

Mateusz Jędrysik tagged Conor McGregor, asking for his response to Jake’s statement.

JC Unique expressed his opinion that Conor would only fight Jake if he agreed to fight in the octagon. He added that Conor had already fought one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather, so there was no need for him to fight Jake in a boxing event.


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Many fans do not believe that he has what it takes to defeat them, and they have pointed out his lack of experience in fighting legitimate boxers. What do you think? Will Jake Paul be able to beat Conor Mcgregor? Let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Chirag Radhyan


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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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Arijit Saha