Jake Paul, the YouTube man who faces previous NBA player Nate Robinson on Saturday’s Tyson-Jones pay-per-view, is getting down on Conor McGregor.
Paul, who is 1-0 (1 KO) in his pro boxing career with a triumph over an alternate YouTube buddy in January, says he figures a battle with McGregor could draw big on pay-per-view after he gets a couple more successes in the ring. He may really be correct, however, goddamn it as of now.
McGregor is set to re-visitation of UFC in January in the wake of playing with boxing Manny Pacquiao next.
“Look, it’s bound to happen,” Paul told CBS Sports. “At the end of the day, this is a business, and you know, we’re talking about pay-per-view buys. This fight on Saturday has already shattered pay-per-view pre-sale records, by far. McGregor has that same pay-per-view draw, I have that same pay-per-view draw, and I think after I take down a couple more opponents, Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor is gonna be undeniable.
“There’s no other fighter with as big of a platform as me that’s calling him out right now. He wants to fight Manny Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao will destroy him. It’ll be another embarrassing night for him, just like when he got embarrassed by Floyd. And so Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor is bound to happen. I know he’s seen these interviews, I know he’s seen the shit-talk, and it’s gonna happen.”