Boxing legend Mike Tyson took to social media to put some pressure on Conor McGregor to fight YouTube star turned boxer Jake Paul.
Paul, once again, decided to call out the UFC superstar ahead of his fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 257.
Paul made an appearance on the Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson podcast recently where they discuss his interest in fighting the former UFC champ. Mike Tyson tweeted the clip on his personal Twitter account telling McGregor to “sign the dotted line.”
Paul has been doing whatever it takes to book a match with the Irish mixed martial artist. He went as far as to post a crazy video of him going in on the UFC superstar and Dana White last month.
“I called out Conor McGregor while the whole entire world was watching,” Paul says in the podcast.
Paul also questions McGregor’s latest opponent, Dustin Poirier. He doesn’t quite understand the reason for the rematch seeing as how McGregor has already knocked him out once before.
“He’s fighting a guy in Dustin Poirier, who is 5’9,” 155 pounds, and who he TKO’d already,” Paul explains. “He’s fighting him again, why?”
In the clip, Mike Tyson jumps in to say, “You know Conor is not afraid of you, right?” Jake Paul, of course, replies in typical Jake Paul fashion.
“I don’t give a sh*t if he is afraid of me,” Paul says. “You don’t have to be afraid of someone to get your ass beat.”
The YouTube superstar says that his team has made a $50 million dollar offer to bring the fight to fruition.
“There’s a $50 million dollar offer and proof of funds in a bank account waiting for him,” he says.
Watch the entire exchange between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul below:
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Despite Mike Tyson putting in his two cents, there doesn’t seem to be much of a chance of seeing Conor McGregor and Jake Paul facing off any time soon. In an exclusive with TMZ, Dana White says that it was a definite no to Paul in his desire to fight the former UFC champ.
“Conor McGregor is one of the greatest fighters on Earth right now,” White explains in the exclusive interview. “He shouldn’t be fighting kids that have f**king YouTube videos.”
Paul called out McGregor after knocking out Nate Robinson out cold in the 2nd round of their Nov. 28 boxing match. In addition, he later announced that his team reached out to McGregor’s manager to begin talks about a possible fight. “I’m going in there to f**k Conor McGregor up.”
During an interview, McGregor finally gave Paul the time of day and briefly addressed his calls for a fight.
“It’s not on the radar at the minute with the young lad,” says McGregor.