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Jake Paul eyes Conor McGregor fight and vows to knock him out in either boxing ring or Octagon

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Jul 5, 2023
Jake Paul eyes Conor McGregor fight and vows to knock him out in either boxing ring or Octagon

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Jake Paul has told talkSPORT that he wants a clash against Conor McGregor as his next fight.

The YouTube star-turned-fighter is currently training to face UFC legend Nate Diaz on August 5 but already has his eyes on the Irishman.

Paul wants to return to winning ways against Diaz next month

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Paul wants to return to winning ways against Diaz next monthCredit: Getty
He is keen to make McGregor his next opponent

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He is keen to make McGregor his next opponentCredit: Getty

Paul is looking to bounce back from his split-decision defeat to Tommy Fury, the half-brother of Tyson, in February.

Despite never winning a UFC title, Diaz will provide the American with strong competition in the ring.

Should Paul win, then a hugely anticipated fight against fellow internet sensation KSI could be on the cards if he beats Joe Fournier.

However, Paul is clearly keen to fight some of the biggest opponents of all, with MMA star McGregor eyed as a potential clash.

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Speaking on talkSPORT Drive about what happens after the Diaz fight, he said: “As far as my personal career, there’s so many fighters.

“We have offers out to Fury [for the rematch], we’ve been trying to do the KSI negotiations for years.

“But when I knock out Diaz, I think McGregor’s gonna see me, want a payday, and come and get knocked out.”

McGregor is used to fighting in the Octagon, aside from a spectacular boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr, with Paul used to ring.

When asked if a clash would be fought via boxing or MMA, he revealed: “Either one, we can fight in the PFL smart cage, whatever it is.

“I told everybody that I would fight Conor in any form of fight because he, in my opinion, is that shot.

“I’ll do MMA, I’m not afraid to step in there. I’ve wanted to do that my whole career.

“I’m a wrestler, I’ve got a wrestling background, so all I’d have to learn is some jiu-jitsu and some kicks, which seems pretty easy to me.”

Diaz will be his main focus for now though

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Diaz will be his main focus for now thoughCredit: Noah Red & Alexis Contreras

Paul has previously challenged McGregor to a fight and now appears to be even more keen to get it sorted.

However, he must first complete his preparations to face Diaz, with the fight now just a month away.

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