UFC Stars Conor McGregor And Jorge Masvidal Called Out By YouTuber
YouTube star Jake Paul is ready to test himself against UFC fighters Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal once he's done with Nate Robinson.
Paul will step into the boxing ring for the third time (his second as a professional) when he faces former NBA player Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson's comeback.
He's super confident ahead of fighting the ex-New York Knicks point guard, and he's even looking past his opponent - eyeing the likes of McGregor and Masvidal as future foes.
Speaking to Barstool Sports via LowKickMMA, he said: "I'm sparring high, high-level professional boxers in Las Vegas. Undefeated guys, guys who are golden gloves amateur champions, guys with 25 pro fights, guys who are Caleb Plant's sparring partners, guys who are Canelo's sparring partners.
"I'm fighting guys with WBA, WBC championships belts and I'm head to head with them."
Was @jakepaul serious when he said he'd step in the ring with UFC fighters? pic.twitter.com/nV3TnDtH4D
- Barstool Breakfast (@BarstoolBrkfast) November 24, 2020
He continued by comparing his training program to MMA fighters before calling out McGregor, Masvidal as well as Ben Askren.
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"That level of competition is harder than what these MMA guys are bringing," he added. "These MMA guys have to go into the gym and have to worry about elbows and kicks and jiu-jitsu and takedowns and takedown defense all this extra stuff.
"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.
"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.'"
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