Jake Paul Hits Back At McGregor For Backing Nate Diaz, Says Fight With ‘Notorious’ ‘Inevitable’

"The Problem Child" takes swipe at "Notorious" once again.

Jake Paul Talks Conor
Jake Paul Talks Conor - Image Credit @Thenotoriousmma @Jakepaul Instagram
  • Jake Paul came up with another witty response when asked about Conor McGregor’s prediction on his upcoming fight with Nate Diaz
  • “The Problem Child” is considering facing “Notorious” after Diaz

Jake Paul kept his response to Conor McGregor short and sweet when he was asked about the UFC star’s previous comment, stating Nate Diaz will “slap the head off him.” The YouTuber-turned-boxer is also positive he and “Notorious” could take on each other in the future.

“I think Nate Diaz slaps the head off him, and I look forward to seeing it,” McGregor told Inside Fighting.

Jake likes doubters

Speaking to the media in the first press conference of his Aug. 5 boxing match against Diaz, Paul said:

“I think he’s got trauma from when Nate slapped his head off. I like that, I like people that doubt me.”

Conor could be next

It can be recalled that McGregor faced Diaz twice in the UFC. He got submitted in their first meeting and secured a decision win in the rematch. Paul suggested that Diaz would attempt to make a UFC return if he manages to win and possibly fight McGregor again.

Regardless if it’s true or not, “The Problem Child” said none of that will happen because he’d stop Diaz in August and pursue a showdown with McGregor next.

“I’m going to do what Conor couldn’t do, quite literally, and put a [wrench] in all of these plans here. I know Nate wanted to get out of the UFC, come make a bunch of money, fight me, win, then go back and probably fight Conor in the UFC. So that’s what these guys are hoping for. I’m going to stop all that. I promise you that. And then I want Conor next after that. It’s inevitable.”

Prior to the press con, “The Problem Child” already replied to McGregor’s claim and pointed out that he is a “better boxer” than Irish MMA superstar. Hence, Paul challenges “Notorious” to a boxing match right in the UFC star’s hometown in Dublin.

Paul is coming in off a decision loss to Tommy Fury, the first defeat of his pro boxing career. Diaz, meanwhile, will make his pro boxing debut after parting ways with the UFC last year.

As for McGregor, the defeat to Floyd Mayweather in 2017 saw him logging a 0-1 record in pro boxing. He is set to make his long-awaited UFC return as he faces Michael Chandler in the season finale of TUF 31.

Published on May 10, 2023 at 12:35 pm
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