Jake Paul Eyes McGregor Clash Claims 'Different Level' as Fight Speculation Continues
Jake Paul, the YouTube sensation turned boxer, asserts his superiority over Conor McGregor, anticipating a fight between them while prepping for his upcoming bout against Andre August on December 15. Paul, who’s ascended through boxing’s ranks by defeating former UFC stars, including Nate Diaz, Anderson Silva, and Tyron Woodley, believes McGregor initially underestimated his prowess, but now acknowledges Paul’s skill, though a potential fight remains uncertain.
Despite long-standing speculation about a Paul-McGregor showdown, McGregor’s future in the Octagon is still uncertain, with a bout against Michael Chandler pending. Paul, gaining prominence in the boxing realm, questions McGregor’s interest, suggesting McGregor might opt for a bout against a ‘lower-level influencer’ for financial gains.
Paul insinuates that Dana White, UFC’s head honcho, might be apprehensive about a match between Paul and his high-profile fighters due to Paul’s track record of defeating UFC legends. McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, hasn’t dismissed the possibility outright, stating that in combat sports, one shouldn’t rule out future matchups.
Expressing doubt about the McGregor fight materializing, Paul attributes this to McGregor’s affiliation with the UFC, implying that McGregor, despite his interest, might need White’s approval, which seems unlikely. Paul boasts about his victory against Diaz, contrasting it with McGregor’s fights against the same opponent in the UFC, reinforcing his belief that he operates on a different level in boxing.
While Paul eyes McGregor for a lucrative fight, his primary focus remains on his boxing career, aiming for championship glory. As the Paul-McGregor saga continues to brew, Paul asserts his dominance, anticipating McGregor’s potential choices and emphasizing his dedication to achieving success within the sport of boxing.