Jake Paul Plans To ‘Embarrass’ Nate Diaz, Then Fight Conor McGregor
YouTube star Jake Paul has laid out his plan to fight Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor after his showdown with Ben Askren.
Paul hasn’t been shy in talking trash. The Internet sensation has been taking aim at MMA fighters after going 2-0 as a pro boxer. Paul’s victories have come against fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib and former NBA star Nate Robinson. Paul will share the ring with former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren on April 17.
During an interview with MMAJunkie.com, Paul said that a dominant win over Diaz would likely get McGregor’s attention.
“I think Nate Diaz will probably happen first. I think Conor needs to get some wins under his belt. Conor is owned by Dana White. Conor is Dana White’s (expletive), so he has to get Dana White’s approval. Nate Diaz only has two more fights in the UFC (on his contract), so if he can complete those and he’s freed up then Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul will happen in 2022. Those are sort of the talks that are happening right now.
“Once I beat Nate Diaz, once I embarrass him actually, I will be undeniable to McGregor because I will say, ‘Hey, bubba. Listen to me, guy, you little Irish guy: I beat the guy who beat you. So you have to fight me.’ That’s why this is so exciting. It’s one step at a time. It’s one fight at a time. I still have a major milestone ahead of me April 17, and like I said, though, this is the start of an illustrious career. Ten years from now I’ll be coming to watch these interviews, and I’ll be like, ‘Damn, this kid was a little evil genius, predicting all of this.”