Ahead of his boxing match with Nate Diaz, Jake Paul had some choice words for former UFC champion Conor McGregor recently.
Jake Paul Threatens To KO Conor McGregor
Later this year, Jake Paul will return to action as he faces Nate Diaz inside a boxing ring. The bout is scheduled for August 5 from Dallas and will air live on pay-per-view.
Recently, though, it was another fighter who caught the ire of Paul.
“Guess what, Conor? I’ll beat the (expletive) (expletive) out of you and you can’t box as good as me. I’m gonna do to Nate what you couldn’t, which is knock him the (expletive) out,” Paul said (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes). “You’re gonna be sitting there with your new beer company that’s failing, drinking it, drunk as (expletive), realizing that you pissed your life away.
“You’re gonna say, ‘Damn, I really thought no one was gonna do what I did in this sport. I really thought no one was gonna be as big of a name. I really thought I was gonna be the biggest forever.'”
Paul added that the “money fight” will always be there between himself and McGregor.
“I’m my own boss, I make my own decisions,” he said. “I’m not controlled by Dana White, I don’t have a dad. I can make the fight happen. If Dana lets you make the fight happen, then we can run it.”
McGregor’s lone move to boxing came in 2017 when he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr, losing the bout. Paul is coming off his first loss to Tommy Fury, while Diaz is making his boxing debut.
Prior to the decision defeat to Fury, Paul had reeled off six consecutive wins. Included in that run were victories over former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley, along with Ben Askren and ex-NBA player Nate Robinson.
Earlier this year, Paul signed a contract with the Professional Fighters League. He is expected to make his MMA debut with them.