Jake Paul says Conor McGregor fight is ‘a lot closer than anyone thinks’ as he goads Dana White after making $1million bet on Ben Askren


Jake Paul has revealed a combat between him and Conor McGregor is ‘so much nearer than anybody thinks’ as he prepares for simply his third ever boxing bout.

The YouTube sensation made the transfer into the ring in January 2020 and has since recorded two viral knockouts towards novice opponents.

Jake Paul insists a combat with Conor McGregor is ‘so much nearer than anybody thinks’

Nevertheless, he’ll get his first step up in actual high quality when he faces former MMA world champion and Olympic wrestler Ben Askren on Saturday night from the Mercedes-Benz Area in Atlanta.

Though ‘Funky’ shouldn’t be famend for his putting prowess and his sparring movies have trigger issues for some followers, the 36-year-old has nonetheless confronted among the most harmful strikers in MMA and withstood the problem.

Regardless of his lack of expertise within the ring, opponent Paul has repeatedly known as out former two-weight UFC champion McGregor as he eyes the most important pay day of his skilled profession and even aimed a number of extraordinarily insulting barbs in the direction of his household.

The Irishman is at present making ready for his third combat with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10, though he has made it clear he intends to return to boxing after his temporary foray into the squared circle towards Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will run it again for a 3rd time on July 10 on the T-Cell Area
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Though the 24-year-old from Ohio should get previous the indomitable determine of Askren first, he believes a combat with ‘The Infamous’ may occur throughout the subsequent two years.

“I believe we each are on a street to one another,” Paul mentioned on the Triller press convention. “He needs one other boxing combat. He needs to combat Manny Pacquiao. He would get toasted. He simply retains on taking Ls.

“So I believe him preventing me wouldn’t solely be his cash combat, however it will technically be the simplest problem, proper? Combating Jake Paul would in all probability be simpler than preventing Manny Pacquiao and it will be simply as huge.

“I believe we’re so much nearer to a Jake Paul-Conor McGregor combat than anybody thinks. I believe it may occur within the subsequent 24 months.”

Paul and Askren will sq. off on April 17
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“Conor’s the large title,” Paul added. “He’s a A-list celeb, and there are only a few fighters who’re A-list celebrities. So we’ll see what occurs. I hope he wins towards Dustin, I assume, in order that the combat turns into extra thrilling.”

UFC President Dana White has by no means been afraid to voice his displeasure on the prospect of seeing novices like Paul combat with out ever having to show their credentials and was even prepared to guess $1million the social media sensation would LOSE to Askren.

Upon seeing the guess, the teen even upped the ante by doubling White’s guess and his phrases have clearly resonated with him all through combat week.

“I’m excited for Dana White to lose one million {dollars},” Paul mentioned. “However apart from that, I’m going to show tens of millions and tens of millions and tens of millions of individuals mistaken they usually have motivated me to grow to be the very best model of myself over the past couple of years.”



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