Jake Paul Open To Fighting Dustin Poirier If He Wins Conor McGregor Trilogy
YouTube star Jake Paul sees a lucrative fight with Dustin Poirier if “The Diamond” can best McGregor a second time in their likely trilogy bout.
Paul has been calling for a boxing showdown with McGregor. He even claimed to have offered the “Notorious” one $50 million for the fight. UFC President Dana White dismissed the idea of allowing McGregor vs. Paul to happen.
During a press conference hyping up his April 17 showdown with Ben Askren, Paul said that McGregor made a mistake not taking the bout offer (h/t MMAFighting.com).
“If I was Conor he should’ve taken the $50 million I offered him to take ‘the easier’ fight,” Paul said. “He got $10 million with a little bit of backend for the UFC event against Dustin but he lost. So why not take $50 million to fight a YouTuber? That’s what he should’ve done, quite frankly. Now he has to fight his way back. That’s the most embarrassing loss of his career. He got knocked out, TKOed. He should’ve taken the Jake Paul fight. More money, more hype.”
Paul went on to say that he’s willing to throw down with Poirier if he can defeat McGregor again.
“I just think McGregor has that name where he will be big in this sport for a while. But if he loses again to Poirier, I’ll be like ‘Yo, let me fight Poirier. Why not? He has to win in his own sport first and then maybe we can figure something out. I’m Conor’s money fight right now, as crazy as that sounds. Khabib retired, he’s all pissed off about it. Jake Paul vs. Conor is the money fight. It’s funny, what world are we living in where that even makes sense?”