‘He’s a Loser, I Want To Fight Winners’- Jake Paul Shrugs Off a Potential Boxing Match With Conor McGregor

Published 07/14/2021, 1:02 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 16: Conor McGregor of Ireland arrives during the UFC 246 Ultimate Media Day at UFC APEX on January 16, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Jake Paul is set to fight Tyron Woodley in his next fight inside the boxing ring. The YouTuber turned pro boxer currently has a professional record of 3-0. He defeated Ben Askren in his last fight via first-round knockout. Paul will look to further elevate his status when he takes on ‘The Chosen One’.Another person ‘The Problem Child’ has been interested in facing for a considerable amount of time now is none other than Conor McGregor.

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The former two-division champion is hands down the biggest star in all of the combat sports. A fight against him is guaranteed to generate a huge pay-day for anybody.

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McGregor suffered a second straight defeat inside the UFC Octagon last weekend at UFC 264 against Dustin Poirier. Despite having a promising start McGregor suffered a gruesome leg injury at the end of the round. The Irishman’s ankle break meant the fight had to be stopped at the end of the first round.

MMA – UFC264 – Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States – July 10, 2021 Dustin Poirier celebrates after winning the fight against Conor McGregor REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Paul believes if McGregor doesn’t bounce back from recent adversity, the idea of fighting him won’t be lucrative enough anymore. “Yeah, like, I think it’d still be dope, right? He’s still one of the biggest names in the business, but he’s a loser. I want to fight winners, I want I want to fight, you know, and increase increase the level of my opponent. So you know, if he just keeps on losing, and I just keep on winning, then it might not make sense anymore,” said Paul in a recent interview.

Is Jake Paul right in his assessment about Conor McGregor?

Despite his loss, McGregor remains the biggest draw in the fight business. Also, his recent defeats have been only against the world’s very best. It would be harsh to judge him on his last fight as the injury was nothing but a freak occurrence.

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MMA – UFC264 – Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States – July 10, 2021 Conor McGregor in action against Dustin Poirier REUTERS/Steve Marcus

There is no doubt Paul would grasp the opportunity of fighting McGregor if presented. But it’s unlikely he would get that chance anytime soon. McGregor is determined to get his win back against Poirier and is expected to take on the Louisiana native for the fourth time once he is fully fit to return to action.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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