Jake Paul: “Conor McGregor needs a fight with me now more than I need a fight with him”

Well-known video blogger Jake Paul commented on the performance of the former UFC champion in two weight categories, Irishman Conor McGregor in the third fight with American Dustin Porrier. According to Jake, after such a disastrous fight, the cost of McGregor has significantly decreased, and now Conor himself will seek a fight with him.

Jake Paul: "Conor McGregor needs a fight with me now more than I need a fight with him"

Paul roasted McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) online in the immediate aftermath of the former two-division UFC champion’s TKO loss to Poirier on Saturday, which saw the fight end when he snapped his leg in the final seconds of the first round.

Since he entered the combat sports realm after making fame as a YouTuber, Paul has said repeatedly he wants to share the ring with McGregor. He’s predicted it as an inevitability, but now he seems to have a little more doubt.

After McGregor lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his career, Paul thinks his value his dropped significantly. The reported 1.8 million pay-per-view buys for UFC 264 indicate otherwise, but Paul isn’t going to pass up on an opportunity to share his thoughts on the Irishman.

Jake Paul: "Conor McGregor needs a fight with me now more than I need a fight with him"

I think the funny thing about this journey is I’ve predicted everything that’s happened thus far,” Paul told reporters, including MMA Junkie, during a Tuesday press conference in Los Angeles. “18 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. 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*cking mouth.

“Dustin Poirier defeated this man, and Dustin Poirier is an amazing fighter – don’t get me wrong – 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.”

Jake Paul: "Conor McGregor needs a fight with me now more than I need a fight with him"

Paul’s disdain for McGregor is so strong that he had a custom chain created that depicted McGregor after his second-round TKO loss to Poirier in their trilogy bout at UFC 257 in January. He called it the “Sleepy McGregor,” and wore it while he sat cageside at the event.

According to Paul, he is gifting that chain – allegedly valued at $100,000 – to Poirier, who intends to auction it and donate the proceeds to charity.

“The Conor chain is back at home, but Dustin Poirier sent me over his address, so we’re getting that over to him and I think he’s going to action it off for charity. So, someone is going to be able to get the ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor ‘Sleepy McGregor’ chain.”

While only time will tell if Paul and McGregor will ever clash in a fighting setting, Paul currently has another objective to focus on as he meets former UFC champ Tyron Woodley in a boxing match on Aug. 29. The event airs on Showtime pay-per-view.

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