Wow. There’s nasty and then there’s NASTY. YouTuber and 5-fight professional boxer Jake Paul went for the capital letters (and beyond) with a brutal social media diatribe against UFC star Conor McGregor.
“Conor, Conor, Conor – you’re more active on Twitter than you are in the octagon,” Paul said via video post on his Instagram account. “Stop taking Trenbolone and start taking fights. You’re more actively cheating on your wife than you are in the octagon. Your priorities are mixed up. Put down the bottle and get back to fighting. You haven’t won a fight in five f**king years, and the last time you did was against (Donald) ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone – who hasn’t won a fight against anyone since fighting you.
“I’m a ‘nobody,’ you say in this tweet. Well, yeah, you’re right. I’m just a f**king kid from Ohio – I really am a nobody. But this is where you fought your sixth fight: There’s literally two people in the crowd. And this is where I’m going to be fighting my sixth fight: Madison Square Garden, the mecca of boxing, Aug. 6. I know you’ll be watching, kiddo.”
Paul then took some swipes at McGregor’s money matters, pointing out that Conor made $150,000 in his 18th pro fight (a win over Dustin Poirier at the UFC 178 pay-per-view) while boasting that he made $15 million for his fifth pro boxing match.
“You have a lot to say about me, but I’m sharing millions of dollars with underpaid fighters while you’re sharing hookers with Dana White,” Paul added, taking a shot at familiar target, UFC bossman Dana White. While saying this, by the way, he showed a clip of a woman, not McGregor’s wife, mugging to the camera and then videoing McGrgeor asleep in what appeared to be a hotel bed. “Ooops – I’m sorry, Conor. I know your PR team is trying to hide that video. You shouldn’t have f**ked with me, Conor. This is my game. There’s a new king in town. I’m running sh*t now.
“Fix your calcium deficiency, stop breaking your bones, and let’s get in the ring and make $200 million. Conor, no matter how you slice it, we’re just not on the same level. I’m my own boss. Yeah, you made $100 million when you fought Floyd [Mayweather], but Dana took half of it. So no matter what you do or what you make, cut that sh*t in half.
“If we went net worth for net worth, I would sh*t on you, Conor. Put the bottle down, get off of Twitter, get back in the ring and shut the f**k up or I’m going to put you back on a leash. F**k you, Conor.”
So, yeah, that right there, is above and beyond trash talk. Bringing a fighter’s alleged marital infidelity into the public discourse is definitely going way past where this kind of fight-building beefing usually goes. As a matter of fact, it could be argued that Paul went so far and got so personal that the bad blood produced may actually get in the way of making a fight with McGregor and the UFC/Dana White. People, generally, are reluctant to do business with someone they so deeply despise.
At any rate, this nastiness definitely makes for big, bold headlines and, for Paul, it’ll help promote his August 6 Showtime PPV bout with Hasim Rahman Jr., son of former world heavyweight champ Hasim Rahman.
Now, what if Jake Paul and Conor McGregor eventually meet each other in a UFC octagon? It probably would not end well for the YouTuber. Actually, it could get pretty ugly. If they met in a boxing ring, though, that very well could be a 50-50 fight and a heck of a compelling contest.
We shall see if any flying fists come from Paul’s flying words.