“He Acts Like This Big…”: Weeks After Beating Nate Diaz in a Boxing Fight, Jake Paul Takes a Low Dig at “Dad” Dana White and the Irishman

Published 08/18/2023, 9:23 AM EDT

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Jake Paul believes that Conor McGregor can’t make an independent decision. The YouTuber turned boxer has been ready to fight against the UFC superstar for a long time. He admitted it weeks after he defeated the UFC legend Nate Diaz, inside the boxing ring. Like every other top combat sports athlete, even ‘The Problem Child’ is aiming at the Irishman, as fighting against him paves the way for a big payday. However, Paul strongly feels that the bout between them is not possible, as they have an enormous obstacle in front of them. Surprisingly, the obstacle is none other than UFC president Dana White

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According to Paul, McGregor can’t do anything against White’s interests. He claims that this is one of the major reasons why McGregor does not choose fights outside the UFC. ‘The Problem Child’ degraded the Irishman by claiming that he is just acting big, but in reality, White controls his moves. Let’s dive deeper to learn more about Paul’s take on the former UFC double division champion. Also, he believes that the relationship between McGregor and White is problematic. Let’s find out why.

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Recently, Jake Paul sat down with boxing legend Mike Tyson in his podcast, ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson.’ During the conversation, he made it clear that he is interested in fighting McGregor. However, it seems that the UFC boss won’t let it happen. Paul said, “I think it can happen. The problem is that his boss is Dana White. He can’t do whatever he wants, so he acts like this big. He can’t do whatever fight he wants, so he has to get his dad’s permission.”

Further, Paul even revealed that he is ready to face ‘The Notorious’ in MMA. He continued, “I’m down for the fight. I’m always down. I’ll take on any of these guys and said I’d fight him in MMA too and I’m down with that as well, but he just doesn’t seem like he’s in the headspace to fight. He’s been off the USADA list.During the chat, Paul went on to claim that the Irishman is not in the right mindset to fight anybody. He pointed out how things are turbulent between ‘The Notorious’ and USADA. Moreover, ‘The Problem Child’ believes that McGregor is not behaving like a true fighter.

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‘The Problem Child’ wanted a payday against ‘The Notorious’

Before the boxing match between Nate Diaz and Jake Paul, ‘The Problem Child’ revealed that he has plenty of options when it comes to his next opponent. He revealed that discussions were going on about him fighting Tommy Fury and KSI in the future. However, Paul wanted to fight Conor McGregor after his fight against the former UFC star. Paul predicted that when he will knock out Diaz, McGregor would notice his fighting prowess and choose him as his next opponent.

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Later, he claimed that he would knock out McGregor if they came face-to-face inside the boxing ring. It seems that all the predictions of Paul didn’t become a reality. However, the sensational boxer is getting ready to fight against Diaz in MMA. Paul has offered the UFC legend a whopping $10 million to fight against him in the UFC’s rival promotion, PFL. Do you think that Paul will get to fight against McGregor in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

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Priyanka is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Her passion for the UFC is evident in her writing, and she has been a devoted fan of the sport for many years. Priyanka is particularly fascinated by the sportsmanship displayed by fighters, and she is captivated by their ability to calculate each move when an opponent is all set to attack.
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