WOW! Jake Paul Claims He Was Supposed to Fight Conor McGregor on April 17

Published 01/25/2021, 5:18 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Conor McGregor poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor will challenge UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for his title at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Following Dustin Poirier’s KO win over Conor McGregor at UFC 257, Jake Paul has brutally bashed the ‘Notorious’ on social media. ‘The Problem Child’ was calling the Irish fighter for a boxing fight and even revealed how much he was going to offer him, and how much he would offer him now. He also dropped a massive revelation and claimed that he was to fight McGregor on April 17.

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Ahead of UFC 257, Dana White ruled out this fight and paved the way for a UFC title journey to McGregor. However, things may just have changed given what transpired at the Etihad Arena on January 23.

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“April 17 guys I am fighting. It was supposed to be Conor McGregor, but we will see what happens. Stay tuned,” said Jake Paul.

That’s not all. Paul further ridiculed Dana White for delivering a below-average stream and tagged Dustin Poirier as a “bum”. Although none of the UFC celebrities reacted to it, Jake Paul continued undeterred.

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The YouTube star referred to the year-opening UFC PPV and said, “UFC 257, Conor McGregor just got knocked the f*** out, worst stream of all time Dana White, worst stream ever, we want refunds. Conor McGregor got paid 5 million dollars to fight a bum, and he got knocked out by the bum.”

Amid all these tantrums, Jake Paul is nowhere close to fighting the UFC stars. So, his opinion might not make a lot of sense in determining the ongoing 155 lbs title journey.

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What’s next for Conor McGregor?

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Despite suffering the loss, McGregor still has some lucrative opportunities ahead. The current 155 lbs division has several elites, and ‘Notorious’ can opt for any of them to regain his dominance. Dan Hooker and Tony Ferguson are currently on a 2-fight losing streak. So, McGregor can fight them to re-enter the title ride.

Meanwhile, Dustin Poirier, Justin Gaethje, Charles Oliveira, and Michael Chandler can settle scores amongst each other. McGregor could even head over the ring and transition himself to boxing. A Jake Paul fight would have all the attention of the world. What did you make of his claims?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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