UFC President Dana White says there is “zero” prospect that YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul will get his ideal combat with Conor McGregor. At minimum not ideal now.
Paul has been the converse of the overcome sporting activities planet of late, following he knocked out previous NBA star Nate Robinson on the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. undercard final month. In the buildup to and fallout of that struggle, Paul identified as for a showdown with McGregor, who is the most significant star in MMA background and 1 of the UFC’s prime lightweights. He even claimed his crew has attained out to the Irishman about this opportunity showdown.
“My team is conversing to his supervisor but that is all I’ll say,” Paul told TMZ not long ago.
“It’s gonna be famous,” he extra. “I’m gonna earn, much too. That’s what I want people to realize. I’m gonna devote my everyday living to successful that struggle for the reason that I’m not likely in there just to say I did it. I’m going in there to f**k Conor McGregor up.”
Even with Paul’s dedication to make this McGregor struggle a fact, White is adamant it will not be occurring.
“Zero [chance],” White informed TMZ when questioned how probable this fight is to occur. “Listen man, I get it. Equally of these kids—[Jake Paul] and his brother [Logan]—have carried out a great position of injecting on their own into the struggle world. I am a big Boston Celtics enthusiast. I adore Nate Robinson. Nate’s magnificent, alright? But have you at any time witnessed basketball fights? Have you ever witnessed when fights break out on the basketball court? Some of the sh*ttiest fights you are going to ever see in your life.
“[Fighting] Nate Robinson and seeking to get on Conor McGregor are two distinct factors,” White additional.
Whilst Dana White is closing the ebook on Jake Paul taking on Conor McGregor, he does figure out that there is an hunger for crossover fights of this type. It is just not the ideal time for McGregor to be associated in them.
“I get it,” White reported. “There’s a ton of income it. There is a marketplace for these sorts of fights. It is just not what I do.
“There will be a day when Conor McGregor can do these variety of fights and make all form of cash,” White concluded. “Conor McGregor’s a person of the ideal on the f**king world. He’s just one of the biggest fighters on earth right now. He shouldn’t be battling kids that have f**king YouTube videos, alright?”