Conor McGregor and Jake Paul are very different, but make no mistake they have two things very much in common.
The need for obscene amounts of attention and money, and because of that, they could be on a collision course that could land them inside a boxing ring or Octagon.
Here’s what Paul told Colin Cowherd on his radio show recently.
“I think it will happen. Look, I mean, I’m the money fight for Conor McGregor right now. There is no other fighter right now who is on a bigger level than me that is calling out Conor McGregor and wants to fight Conor.”
Paul has masterfully trolled McGregor, who’s star is quickly fading as a title contender in the UFC. In fact, good luck finding any true MMA expert who looks at McGregor as even an elite level champions contender. He’s still a star, but far from a legit threat to wear another belt.
So, he may have to take a nine figure payout if it comes his way to fight the social media star who has been trolling the Irish fighter mercilessly for months.
Here’s more from Jake Paul from the Colin Cowherd show: “Our team is in touch with his team and there’s talks of it actually happening. And people at first thought I was just joking when I said I wanted to fight him. But now it’s as real as it gets, it’s more real than ever and by the way, if we do fight, I’m going to knock him out.”
Paul has to take advantage of the opportunity he has to show he’s a real threat with his fists, when he faces former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley. That goes down August 29 in Cleveland.
The fight probably wouldn’t happen until 2022, partly because McGregor has to recover from the broken leg he suffered in his recent fight with Dustin Poirier.
The fight could potentially cost $75 or so on PPV, and let’s face it, Dana White could put the weigh-in on sale for $50 and a few million people would buy that too.