Frans Mlambo Says Conor McGregor Would Make an Example Out of Jake Paul

Published 02/09/2021, 4:31 AM CST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Ever since his win over Nate Robinson, Jake Paul has expressed his anticipation to fight the UFC star Conor McGregor a million times. He has tried every tactic to get onto the ‘Notorious’ one’s nerves. But surprisingly, the Irishman hasn’t responded to the YouTuber’s callout.

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Last month, McGregor stepped inside the UFC octagon to rematch Dustin Poirier. He ended up on the losing vertical with the first knockout loss of his career.

However, he’s moved on from that, and is focused on his return fight again. McGregor has his old dedication alive, and his training partner, Frans Mlambo, believes he can dispatch his opponents in both MMA and boxing. That said, Mlambo feels if Jake Paul’s verbal rant over the former double champ continues, he’ll be made to pay for his words.

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Speaking to The Sun, he said, “Conor would try and make an example out of him. Conor is rich and all but he’s still one of the boys and he doesn’t take s***.”

His training partner believes McGregor is a changed man now. He has a family to look up to and has stayed out of all the trash talks predominantly for a year. Mlambo claimed that if the Irishman inserts himself into all this again, he’d lose control of the situations.

Furthermore, Mlambo asserted if the ‘Notorious’ one ever contends Jake Paul, the world will see a daunting version of him inside the ring.

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Will Conor McGregor turn his attention towards boxing for Jake Paul?

Right after a loss to Poirier, McGregor affirmed he will make a sure shot comeback to the octagon in 2021. He reasoned inactivity for his loss and seemed ecstatic to come back in the octagon. Earlier he had colossal plans of competing in boxing yet again, but for now, it seems the 32-year-old won’t divert his attention from MMA.

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)

Also, he wishes to touch gloves with Poirier in a trilogy. Considering this, a fight with Paul might not be on the cards so soon.

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However, if the ‘Notorious’ wins a couple of fights in the UFC, then he might just hop into the boxing game to compete with his rival pugilist, Paul.

It will be interesting to see how things play out for the Irishman in the coming few months.

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Will you be excited to see McGregor collide with Paul in a boxing match?

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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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