Jake Paul: McGregor needs me 'more than I need him'
Jake Paul seems to think Conor McGregor's popularity and overall value is headed on a downward trajectory following his trilogy-bout defeat to Dustin Poirier.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer has been adamant about fighting McGregor one day, but it appears he's starting to lose interest in that opportunity with the Irishman extending his losing streak at UFC 264.
"I think the funny thing about this journey is I've predicted everything that's happened thus far. Eighteen months ago when I said I wanted to fight Conor, people laughed at me. Now I'm laughing at Conor with a broken ankle, sitting there in the Octagon, and he needs Jake Paul more than I need him," Paul said at a press conference Tuesday to promote his upcoming bout against Tyron Woodley, according to MMA Fighting.
"So, yeah, my offer to Conor is $23, and if we ever fought I would knock those fake-ass teeth right out of his f------ mouth."
Though Paul is only 3-0 as a professional boxer and has yet to face someone with prior boxing experience or a background in the sport, he's confident he would dominate McGregor if they did ever fight.
"Dustin Poirier defeated this man," Paul said. "Dustin Poirier is an amazing fighter, don't get me wrong, an amazing guy; I actually became a fan of his over the weekend. But he's 5-foot-9, 155 pounds. I'm 6-foot-1, 200 (pounds). So, Conor McGregor would not stand a chance."
Paul's next bout will come against former UFC welterweight champion Woodley on Aug. 29 in Cleveland.