Youtube star Jake Paul is set to fight NBA star Nate Robinson tomorrow morning at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr.
Jake Paul made his professional debut against Ali Eson Gib earlier this year at the Meridian Island Garden in Miami. In that fight, he won via TKO in Round 1.
While, he already has a fight booked, he is already scouting opponent for his next fight which includes former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
Speaking to CBS Sport in an interview, Jake Paul revealed why a future fight against the Irish superstar is inevitable.
"Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor is bound to happen. I know he's seeing these interviews, I know he's seeing the sh**t-talking. It's gonna happen."@JakePaul said he wants Conor McGregor next!
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) November 26, 2020
“Yeah I mean, look, it’s bound to happen,” Paul said. “At the end of the day this is a business and we’re talking about pay-per-view buys. This fight on Saturday has already shattered pay-per-view pre-sale records, by far. McGregor has that same pay-per-view draw, I have that same pay-per-view draw, and I think after I take down a couple more opponents Jake Paul vs. Conor McGregor is gonna be undeniable.
“There’s no other fighter with as big of a platform as me that’s calling him out right now. He wants to fight Manny Pacquiao, Manny Pacquiao will destroy him, it’ll be another embarrassing night for him just like when he got embarrassed by Floyd. So, Jake Paul vs Conor McGregor is bound to happen. I know he’s seeing these interviews, I know he’s seeing the s***-talking. It’s gonna happen.”
Jake Paul calls out UFC superstars
Conor McGregor isn’t the first UFC star to be called out by Jake Paul. He has called out the likes of Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren as well.
“That level of competition is harder than what these MMA guys are bringing. These MMA guys have to go into the gym and have to focus on elbows and kicks and jiu-jitsu and takedowns and takedown defense and all this extra stuff,” Paul said to Barstool Sports. “I’m only boxing. So, when they come into the boxing ring, my skillset is higher than theirs right now. I’m ready for these guys right now. So, Ben Askren, Masvidal, the McGregor’s they’re going to get the smoke and people will see. I have to prove myself. I’m talking a lot. I know I’m talking a lot but it’s because I’m confident.
“So, November 28 it will be the first steppingstone of ‘wow he beat an actual athlete.’ Then after that, once I take down a professional MMA fighter,” Paul continued. “People will be like, I think that’s when people will turn their heads and be like ‘ok, this kid wasn’t just saying sh*t to blow smoke.’”
Mike Tyson (50-6) vs. Roy Jones Jr. (66-9)
Jake Paul (1-0) vs. Nate Robinson (0-0)
Badou Jack (22-3-3) vs. Blake McKernan (13-0)
Hasim Rahman Jr (9-0) vs. Rashad Coulter (1-0)
Jamaine Ortiz (13-0) vs. Nahir Albright (8-1) — WBC USNBC Silver Lightweight title
Irvin Gonzalez Jr. (14-2) vs. Edward Vasquez (8-0) — WBC USNBC Featherweight title
Juiseppe Cusumano (18-3) vs. Nick Jones (9-3) — WBC USNBC Heavyweight title