It’s not a megafight in terms of competition, it’s a megafight in terms of dollars.
Unquestionably, the biggest name in mixed martial arts is Conor McGregor. He’s the most famous UFC fighter in history and his popularity has led to millions of PPV buys for the promotion.
Although many fight fans don’t want to admit it, another major name in combat sports right now is YouTuber Jake Paul. Paul, who has millions of followers on social media, is preparing for his boxing bout with former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren, taking place on Triller Fight Club on April 17.
Paul has made it clear that his goal with boxing is to eventually face off against “Notorious.” And should he beat Askren, a world-class fighter, the amount of buzz surrounding Paul will likely increase dramatically.
In a perfect world for “The Problem Child,” he sees a boxing match down with McGregor within the next two years.
“I think we both are on a road to each other,” Paul said during the post-fight presser via MMA Fighting. “He wants another boxing fight. He wants to fight Manny Pacquiao. He would get toasted. He just keeps on taking Ls. So I think him fighting me would not only be his money fight, but it would technically be the easiest challenge, right? Fighting Jake Paul would probably be easier than fighting Manny Pacquiao and it would be just as big.
“I think we’re a lot closer to a Jake Paul-Conor McGregor fight than anyone thinks. I think it could happen in the next 24 months.”
McGregor is currently scheduled to fight Dustin Poirier in a trilogy match on July 10 at UFC 264 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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