‘You’re scared to fight me’, rants YouTuber Paul in bizarre McGregor call-out
(Reuters) – YouTuber-turned-amateur fighter Jake Paul pulled no punches on Tuesday as he called out Ireland’s previous UFC champ and king of garbage talk Conor McGregor in a foul-mouthed tirade that sent out social networks into a craze.
Paul, fresh off a ruthless knockout of previous NBA point player Nate Robinson, provided McGregor $50 million to enter the ring.
“My team sent you a $50 million offer this morning — 50 million cash, proof of funds, the biggest fight offer you’ve ever been offered,” Paul stated while performing his finest impersonation of McGregor, holding a stogie in one hand and a glass of scotch in the other.
“But, you’re scared to fight me, Conor! You’re ducking me because you don’t want to lose to a YouTuber. You’re 0-1 as a boxer. I’m 2-0 as a boxer.”
Paul, whose sibling Logan — likewise a social networks influencer — will deal with Floyd Mayweather in February in a similarly strange exhibit bout, likewise took objective at Dustin Poirier, McGregor’s next challenger, with a strange claim that his pet had more fans on Instagram than the 31-year-old American.
(Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru)
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.