Dana White: There Is ‘Zero Chance’ Conor McGregor Fights Jake Paul

After he leveled former NBA player Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones fight, YouTube star Jake Paul called out Conor McGregor. Could we see them have a boxing match?

“Zero” chance, says Dana White. The UFC boss says that he gets there’s a market where a lot of money can be made from fights like Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather but “that’s not what I do.”

White made the point that Mayweather has fought everyone that he’s supposed to and the timing is right for him to do publicity stunts, but McGregor isn’t there yet.

“There will be a day when Conor McGregor can do these types of fights and make a bunch of money, [but] Conor McGregor’s one of the best on the fucking planet. He’s one of the greatest fighters on Earth right now. He shouldn’t be fighting kids that have fucking YouTube videos.”

Anyone can see these quotes and point out that Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather was at least similar to the kind of stunt White says he doesn’t do, but the fact of the matter is it doesn’t sound like he has an appetite to sanction McGregor vs. Paul anytime soon.

 

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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  1. When McGregor fought Mayweather, he truly believed he could beat him. No one else did, but he honestly thought he would win. You could here it in his post fight interview.

    His goal has always been to be the greatest combat athlete ever, and had he stayed active, he could have achieved that goal. But MMA is always evolving, and he’s about to be humbled in January, by a man he humbled 6 years ago.

    The game has changed. If McGregor is stopped by Poirier in dominant fashion like I believe he will be, it’s 50-50 Paul gets his wish by November 21′. We’ll see what happens. It’s definitely not 0. I love Dana, but I don’t think he sees the writing on the wall with McGregor.

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