Youtuber turned professional boxer Jake Paul is on his mission of hunting down mixed martial arts elites by bringing them to the squared circle, and after knocking out Ben Askren, the next in the line is Tyron Woodley.
However, ‘The Problem Child’ is not backing away from his old interest- Conor McGregor.
Ever since he knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson in November last year, Jake Paul’s sole mission became calling out the former UFC double champion time and again.
From offering McGregor $50 million to fight him to flying a plane with a banner mocking the Irishman, Jake’s theatrics never stopped and the mockeries became ridicules after ‘The Notorious’ lost to Dustin Poirier in their second fight at UFC 257.
Jake, meanwhile secured an eight-round pro boxing fight against former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren and knocked him out in the first round on 17th April at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Now, Jake has found his new adversary in former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who has been returning the verbal heat for months and the two are slated to lock horns on 29th August at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
McGregor vs Paul: Jake Paul claims their teams are “in touch” and “there’s talks of it actually happening”
All that being said, Conor McGregor still peaks Jake Paul’s interests and speaking to Colin Cowherd, the undefeated pugilist claimed that the teams of the two are in contact with one another with possibilities of the fight becoming a reality.
“I think it will happen. Look, I mean, I’m the money fight for Conor McGregor right now,” said Jake, “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. Our team is in touch with his team and there’s talks of it actually happening.”
Although Jake is serious about the McGregor fight, he feels Woodley will be a tougher challenge compared to ‘Mystic Mac’ who predominantly has fight at featherweight and lightweight.
“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. I think Tyron Woodley is a harder opponent than Conor McGregor.”
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McGregor, however, did have his welterweight stint in a two-fight rivalry against Nate Diaz, losing the first and then winning the rematch. While Jake took a shot at McGregor for being a smaller fighter compared to Woodley, the Irishman can still possibly come up to welterweight to face Jake.
“He’s 5-what-8? He’s 155-pounds, Tyron Woodley is a 200-pound, massive, explosive guy, so he’s a lot more dangerous fighter than Conor McGregor,” added Jake. (H/T BoxingScene)
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