“You’d Probably Die on the Canvas”: Jake Paul’s Dreams of a Massive Payday Get Shot Down as Calls of Knocking Out Conor McGregor Gets Brutally Mocked by Fans

Published 07/06/2023, 1:37 AM EDT

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As Jake Paul’s highly anticipated fight against Nate Diaz draws near, he has wasted no time in stirring up more controversy by calling out another MMA superstar: Conor McGregor.

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McGregor, originally scheduled to face Michael Chandler this year, is now caught in a state of uncertainty regarding his next fight. A post shared by the Jake Paul micro-betting app, ‘Betr’ Instagram, featured a clip from Paul’s interview with ‘TalkSport’ where he mentioned McGregor as his next target. However, fans’ reactions have been far from unanimously positive.

Fans are not enthusiastic about Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor matchup

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While some fans speculated on the potential showdown between Paul and McGregor, others voiced skepticism. Many expressed confidence in McGregor’s ability to handle Paul easily, asserting that McGregor would “absolutely murder” him, even past his prime.

Some fans questioned why Paul couldn’t stick to fighting professional boxers and suggested that his decision to target MMA fighters stemmed from his track record of losses in boxing matches.

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“I think you’d probably die on the canvas but nice try I doubt he will even pay attention to you, you’d have to try really hard but then how desperate does that make you look?”

“Conner would not answer him😂”

“McGregor would absolutely murder Paul… even out of his prime.”

“I don’t think Conor needs a payday dude”

“How much would it take to get KO by Conor in round 1 type talk?”

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“Has Connor even mentioned Jake like at all?”

“Why can’t he just fight boxers? Ohhhh cus when he does he loses”

“This is the most one-sided conversation that I have ever heard in my life. Bro, you should take a hint.”

Fans mentioned that Conor McGregor does not need to take another fight for financial reasons. Some fans were even calling out the redundancy of the matchup. as they think it’s the call-out is just a gimmick and nothing more. Overall, the consensus seemed to be that McGregor wouldn’t entertain Paul’s call-out.

Jake Paul and Conor McGregor’s boxing career so far

‘The Problem Child’, known for his YouTube career and social media presence, has made a successful transition into the world of boxing, despite having a relatively short career compared to other professionals. He achieved a 6-0 record, defeating former UFC champions and stars like Tyron Woodley, Anderson Silva, and Ben Askren.

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However, Paul experienced his first defeat in February of this year when he faced Tommy Fury, the younger brother of Tyson Fury, a legitimate professional boxer. Paul lost to Fury by split decision, marking a significant setback in his boxing journey.

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McGregor, on the other hand, also possesses boxing credentials, albeit with a loss against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a highly anticipated crossover fight between MMA and boxing. McGregor was defeated via TKO in the 10th round of their 2017 bout.

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As the story develops, fans eagerly await the outcome of a potential matchup between Paul and McGregor. The question remains: Who would hold the upper hand in this proposed boxing clash? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and let us know your predictions for this potential showdown between two contrasting combat sports personalities!

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Dushyant Patni is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He fell in love with MMA at the tender age of fourteen and his appreciation for the craft has led him to become a practitioner, too. With a master's degree in English and an extensive background as a writer and editor, he uses his technical ability to articulate the nuances of the sport.
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