‘You Are Losing, You Look Dumb’- Jake Paul Believes Conor McGregor’s MMA Career Is Over Now

Published 08/12/2021, 8:56 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 17: Conor McGregor of Ireland poses on the scale during the UFC 246 weigh-in at Park Theater at Park MGM on January 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul, who never shies away from giving his opinion on UFC and its fighters, stepped up again to discuss more about the former UFC dual division champ Conor McGregor. The famed YouTuber, who has had a brief but eventful career so far, talked about why he thinks it’s all over for ‘The Notorious’ one.

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In an interview with MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn, the boxer gave his opinion on Conor losing his image in front of fight fans after a series of verbal assaults on his fellow UFC fighters. “Yeah, look, he is the guy who was the sh*t for so long and was the center of attention and now his career has plummeted,” Jake said.

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“He has fallen off, he is 1-3 (win-loss) in 5 years and seemed as if people don’t really care. He is disrespectful, you know… there is a point where it’s like ‘bro, you are losing, you look dumb’… It’s not even that he is being disrespectful, he just looks dumb with the sh*t he is saying.”

Conor has been lately under fire over his recent comments on social media. Besides targeting his rival Dustin Poirier, he has also taken shots on former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s late father. Daniel Cormier, who came to support the latter, had to endure the Irishman’s verbal assault, too.

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Paul further said, “He is out partying, back to drinking, you know, hitting the clubs in L.A. I don’t know man, I think it’s over for him and I don’t think his ego can maybe accept that.”

Is it all over for Conor McGregor?

McGregor (22-6) is one of the greatest to enter the octagon. If we even don’t consider his drawing power, his statistics are enough to place him amongst the greats. But in recent years, his performance has simultaneously gone down with his appearances.

The Irishman has fought just 4 fights since 2016, out of which 2 have come this year. Out of those 4, he had to suffer embarrassing defeats in 3 of them. If losing to Khabib was the biggest loss, his KO/TKO losses to Poirier were the first of its kind losses for him.

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LAS VEGAS, CA – OCTOBER 06: Conor McGregor sits on the canvas after being submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov during UFC 229 lightweight championship match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Friday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)

The only silver lining in these years was his first-round TKO win over ‘Cowboy’ Donald Cerrone last year. But the win came against a fighter whose career was spiraling downward.

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With his latest ankle injury, it is unknown at this point if he will ever make his way towards the octagon or not. But a fighter as reputed and charismatic as he is, he may well want to retire on a high rather than a low.

What’s your opinion about Conor’s current state? Let us know.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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