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Will Jake Paul really get his wish and a subsequent fight with UFC icon Conor McGregor?
The YouTube star has been calling out the 'Notorious' in recent weeks, demanding a boxing bout worth $50m following his win over NBA star Nate Robinson.
McGregor has stayed relatively silent regarding Paul and his calls for a fight, despite the American taking aim at his family.
But the Irishman was specifically asked about the recent fad of celebrities turning to boxing – and in response, he aimed a sutble dig that there was 'levels' to the fight game.
"If they are fighting well then it can't make a mockery of fighting. They're getting in and competing. I am not so much against it," McGregor said in a recent interview with Bloomberg.
"What I will say though is the numbers that that show calculated was a Mike Tyson fight. You had an icon fighting as well as Roy Jones Jnr, two GOATs [greatest of all time] of combat sports.
"And then you had the YouTube kid and NBA star competing underneath that. So they done good business.
"Am I into those competitions myself? You know it's not the most high-level – if any level – at that stage.
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"Obviously the Tyson vs Jones fight was very high level and very interesting to see what they're like in their older age. I thought they both fought amazingly.
"As they say, if it makes dollars, it makes sense. I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but I'm not so against it.
"I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I'm certainly a viewer."
Speaking on his Instagram story recently, Paul dismissed McGregor's recent training routine, saying: “Conor’s taking easy fights.
“But he’s been sparring in Ireland.”
Paul then shows the Twitter conversation McGregor had with the fan about his sparring session with the 26-year-old as well as a snap of their pair on Instagram.
Using his fingers to hint at sarcasm, Paul added: “He's been boxing, going against some phenomenal, exciting Irish talent.
“This kid must be really good, because Conor's a 'good boxer' right? And then we looked this kid up!
“Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you: the big, bad, exciting Irish talent – Dylan Moran, the kid that Conor McGregor is sparring against. Take a look!”
- Conor Mcgregor
- Jake Paul
- Floyd Mayweather
- Logan Paul
- Mike Tyson
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