Jake Paul is going to great lengths in an effort to bite off more than he can chew.
The popular YouTuber-turned-celebrity-boxer issued a $50-million challenge to UFC superstar Conor McGregor in a profanity-laced video he posted to his Instagram account.
“What the (expletive) is up, you Irish (expletive)?” the online orator expressed with class and elegance, or something to that effect. “Good morning, Conor McGregor. … My team sent you a $50-million offer this morning -- $50-million cash proof of funds -- the biggest offer you’ve ever been offered, but you’re still scared to fight me, Conor. You’re ducking me because you don’t want to lose to a (expletive) YouTuber. You’re 0-1 as a boxer. I’m 2-0 as a boxer.”
Paul has become a rather impressive pay-per-view draw in the boxing world and recently picked up a highlight-reel knockout over former NBA star Nate Robinson. Paul called out McGregor after that win and has ramped up his efforts in an attempt to headline another blockbuster event.
Taking the trolling and provocation to another level, Paul is currently only following one person on his Instagram account that has 14.2 million followers. That person is McGregor’s wife, Dee Devlin, whom Paul proceeded to call unattractive in the video he posted.
While he was at it, Paul threw shade at McGregor’s upcoming UFC 257 opponent Dustin Poirier before also insulting UFC president Dana White’s appearance.
McGregor lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr., back in 2017 in what ended up being the second-biggest boxing PPV in the sport’s history. White and the UFC played key roles in the promotion of that event and, hypothetically, if McGregor were to box again it’s likely they’d want to be involved in the event in some capacity considering McGregor is still under contract with the mixed martial arts organization.
“Conor, you’re scared,” Paul added. “Dana, you’re scared. Sign the (expletive) contract, you idiots.”
Ever since knocking out Robinson, Paul has been called out by many other athletes including NHLer Evander Kane and NFL running back Le’Veon Bell, yet Paul seems determined to fight one of the biggest stars in combat sport history instead.
It must run in the family, too, because Paul’s brother, Logan Paul, recently agreed to an exhibition boxing match with Mayweather tentatively scheduled for Feb. 20.