Jake Paul believes Conor McGregor fight "getting more and more real"

Jake Paul believes Conor McGregor won't be able to resist the "biggest fight" as he continues to call out the UFC star.

McGregor, 33, has not fought in MMA since breaking his leg in his defeat to Dustin Poirier last July. It was his second straight defeat to the American, and third in four fights after being dismantled by Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.

'The Notorious' has hinted at a return to the octagon this summer, although fans are no closer to knowing his comeback opponent. A trilogy bout with Nate Diaz or a fourth fight with Poirier were thought to be the most likely options, although the Irishman has also hinted at targeting a world title shot straight up.

YouTuber Paul, 25, has regularly goaded McGregor over a potential bout, saying last month he'd "knock him out" inside a round. Last July, he showed off a special "sleepy McGregor" chain as he mocked him ahead of the Poirier fight.

'The Problem Child' himself has moved to a 5-0 record in professional boxing, following his PPV win over Tyron Woodley last December. The former UFC man was a late replacement for the injured Tommy Fury, and there was a rumoured buy-rate of just 65,000 for the event.

McGregor did mock Paul for his apparent failure to draw in fans, but the latter has hit back by claiming he'd be the "biggest fight" for him. He even suggested another defeat for the star could leave him with little choice.

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"Look, he's a business person and he sees how big of numbers that would do," Paul told Mirror Fighting. "And I'm the biggest fight for him in MMA or boxing.

"Biggest name, biggest fight and he's going to want that payday. Especially if he keeps on losing, right? He's going to think 'maybe I'll fight this YouTuber kid' get a W real fast and make a hundred million dollars. So it's getting more and more real as time goes on."

McGregor has once delved into boxing, famously taking on Floyd Mayweather in August 2017. He was beaten via a 10th round TKO, but earned around $130 million for his night's work.

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