“Let’s Sell This, Let’s Make This Fun”- Jake Paul Reveals the Truth Behind Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Beef

Published 09/10/2021, 3:49 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


American internet celebrity and professional boxer Jake Paul is known for speaking his mind about whatever he believes in and fans aren’t really shocked by what he has to say. ‘The Problem Child’ has called out the likes of Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather in the past. Now, he has given his take on the promotional events behind ‘The Money Fight’ in 2017.

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‘The Money Fight’ saw the UFC’s first simultaneous two-division champion, Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor, crossover to the squared circle to fight a returning Floyd Mayweather. At the time, the 49-0 Mayweather had been retired for almost two years.

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In a chat on the FULL SEND PODCAST hosted by Kyle Forgeard & Bob Menery, Paul elaborated, “When him and McGregor were like doing their whole beef and all of their press conferences they were like in on it together, they were like yeah like let’s sell this let’s make this fun.” 

The 24-year-old added, “They would ride in the same jets to places, to go to the cities. Yeah, I know that for a fact.”

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He didn’t elaborate on how he received this information, but it may certainly spark a debate. Furthermore, given the nature of trash talk in combat sports, it could be seen as ‘The Problem Child’ doing his best to rile up a name he mentioned as part of his opponent’s wishlist a few days back.

What’s next for Jake Paul?

Jake Paul extended his undefeated run in boxing with a win over Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley. Now, 4-0 as a boxer, he will look to fight against stronger opponents. While ‘Money’ isn’t on this list, he has made no secret of his desire to share the ring with the 50-0 boxer.

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Jake Paul has also called out Conor McGregor and could look to show that his feud with the Irishman is real rather than the “fun” he claims was part of ‘The Money Fight’.

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However, as ‘The Notorious’ is out of action, he may not face Jake Paul in the latter’s fifth fight. For that, ‘The Problem Child’ may have to look elsewhere. Nevertheless, what’s next for Paul could be a scathing reply from both the names who took part in ‘The Money Fight’.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect to the game.

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