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Jake Paul says Conor McGregor battle is ‘lots nearer than anybody thinks’ as he goads Dana White after making $1million wager on Ben Askren


Jake Paul has revealed a battle between him and Conor McGregor is ‘lots 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 in opposition to novice opponents.

Jake Paul insists a fight with Conor McGregor is ‘a lot closer than anyone thinks’

Jake Paul insists a battle with Conor McGregor is ‘lots nearer than anybody thinks’

Nonetheless, 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 placing prowess and his sparring movies have trigger considerations 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 the moment making ready for his third battle 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 in opposition to Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will run it back for a third time on July 10 at the T-Mobile Arena

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Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will run it again for a 3rd time on July 10 on the T-Cell Area

Though the 24-year-old from Ohio should get previous the indomitable determine of Askren first, he believes a battle with ‘The Infamous’ might occur inside the subsequent two years.

“I feel we each are on a highway to one another,” Paul stated on the Triller press convention. “He needs one other boxing battle. He needs to battle Manny Pacquiao. He would get toasted. He simply retains on taking Ls.

“So I feel him combating me wouldn’t solely be his cash battle, however it will technically be the best problem, proper? Preventing Jake Paul would in all probability be simpler than combating Manny Pacquiao and it will be simply as huge.

“I feel we’re lots nearer to a Jake Paul-Conor McGregor battle than anybody thinks. I feel it might occur within the subsequent 24 months.”

Paul and Askren will square off on April 17

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Paul and Askren will sq. off on April 17

“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 in opposition to Dustin, I suppose, in order that the battle 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 battle with out ever having to show their credentials and was even prepared to wager $1million the social media sensation would LOSE to Askren.

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

“I’m excited for Dana White to lose 1,000,000 {dollars},” Paul stated. “However apart from that, I’m going to show thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of individuals flawed and so they have motivated me to grow to be one of the best model of myself during the last couple of years.”





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