Jake Paul Says He's Going To 'Dedicate His Life' To Beating Conor McGregor
Fresh off the back of his recent knock out win against Nate Robinson, YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has said he's now going to 'dedicate his life to beating Conor McGregor'.
Paul claimed his second victory in as many fights last weekend; knocking out Robinson one minute and 35 seconds into round two while appearing on the undercard for the Tyson v Roy Jones Jr fight.
Now, Paul's made it very clear who he'd like to face in the future.
"I am dedicating my life to beating Conor McGregor," Paul told ESPN.
"Financially, it already makes sense. Financially, I'm already one of the biggest prize fighters and there's only a couple more bosses to check off and to beat and to conquer."
He went on to say that he'd like to 'fight a couple more people first'.
Adding: "We're figuring that out. I want to prove to the world that, 'Yo, I'm gonna knock out all these fighters'.
"Conor McGregor can maybe be the final boss. If we were playing a video game, he could be the final boss. And then I'll probably retire after I beat McGregor."
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This isn't the first time he's called out the former MMA fighter, either, speaking after his last fight, he told BT Sport: "I'm taking this seriously.
"There's a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I'm going to knock them both out.
"There's my brother, there's KSI on the line, Austin McBroom. I want to be in this sport a long time. I'm in love with it, so why not."
He followed that up with a tweet, in which he said:
I mean what fighter with this big of a platform is calling out Mcgregor?
ITS GONNA HAPPEN. YOU WILL ALL SEE. @AudieAttar
I'll call you this week
- Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 29, 2020
While McGregor is yet to respond to Paul's request - Danis has already warned the 23-year-old 'be careful what you wish for'.
you just fought a retired nba reject be careful what you wish for little guy @jakepaul
- Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) November 29, 2020
Paul has said previously that when it comes from fighters making the switch from MMA to boxing, they got 'a lot they have to work on'.
"These MMA guys go to practice every day and have to spend their whole day on one thing - elbows, knees, grappling, take downs so there's a lot they have to work on," he said.
"But I've been going into the gym for the past three years and all I've been focusing on is boxing, so come over into my arena and you're going to get your a** beat."
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