Jake Paul had an epic response to Conor McGregor’s post-fight tweet and now fans want to know if the YouTuber will don gloves against the Irish UFC champion. Conor took to Twitter early Monday morning to comment on Jake’s split decision win against Tyron Woodley.
“Salivating,” Conor McGregor wrote on Twitter, referencing a potential fight between him and the YouTube star. Essentially, the Irish MMA fighter is salivating to get into the ring with Jake Paul. And while there is no fight confirmed, it seems both athletes are excited to trade blows.
In response to Conor’s tweet, Jake told reporters that “we’re on the path to a lot bigger fights.” Jake said he was “salivating too” and explained that he was “just getting warmed up.”
During the post-fight press conference, Jake also pointed out that “Conor McGregor has a lot more to focus on besides me right now. I’m five wins in a row, he’s 1-3 in the past four years. So the guy needs to get off his vodka or whatever his brand is, sober up and start to get back in the gym and then we can f*cking fight.”
The aggressive comment is big talk from someone like Jake Paul, who has only entered the boxing ring in the last couple of years. According to USA Today, after Sunday’s big win, Jake is now a 4-0 boxer.
While the stats are impressive, most of his fights have not been against actual boxers. He took on British YouTube star Deji, fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, as well as NBA player Nate Robinson. It wasn’t until he fought professional MMA fighter Tyron Woodley that his real competition began.
“To be honest, no way [Conor McGregor] hits harder than Woodley,” Jake Paul claimed after his intense fight Sunday night. “He doesn’t weigh as much as Woodley. He’s shorter than Woodley. I’ve said it before the fight, I think Woodley is a harder fight than him, especially the way he’s going. Conor is going down, I’m going up. Woodley came in-game, we’ll see.”
The emanant Jake Paul versus Conor McGregor fight has been a long-time coming, too. In December 2020, Jake used social media to egg on the Irishman, trying to get him into the boxing ring. The YouTuber-turned-boxer proposed the fight, offering Conor $50 million to enter the ring.
“My team sent you a $50 million dollar offer this morning — 50 million dollars cash, proof of funds, the biggest fight offer you’ve ever been offered,” Jake said. “But, you’re scared to fight me, Conor! You’re ducking me because you don’t wanna lose to a f–king YouTuber. You’re 0-1 as a boxer. I’m 2-0 as a boxer.”
Last month, Jake was adamant that Conor had “lost it.” Jake vowed that he would “expose him for the fraud he is” if they entered the boxing ring. He also pointed out on social media that “you can tell Conor has lost it.” He wrote that Conor “no longer speaks from a place of authenticity and you can tell he’s trying to convince himself of his own lies.”
Jake continued, writing that “he takes offense to everything now; he’s bathing in his own insecurities [and] when we fight I will further expose him for the fraud he is.” While there is no official fight in place, the fight seems more and more likely. But Conor will likely need a little longer before he’s ready to go head-to-head against Jake.
During his July dust-up against Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor broke his leg in a horrifying mid-fight accident. It was his second loss to Dustin Poirier and his third MMA loss. The injury occurred during a one-two combination from Conor. As he recoiled after the attack, his ankle collapsed under the pressure.
Despite the broken leg, Conor is already back in the gym and training for his next bout. And it seems he’s motivated to stay in the ring, eventually facing off against Jake Paul.
For Jake, it would be a dream come true to fight Conor. The Irish UFC champion is one of many professional fighters Jake wants to cross off his whiteboard list. Among the names are Canelo Alvarez, Tyson Fury’s half-brother Tommy, and even his own brother, Logan Paul.