Jake Paul is working steadily towards his goals – and what he appears to be aiming for is a massive cash grab that a huge clash with the biggest sports star in the world Conor McGregor would bring. After his victory over the former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, The Problem Child has been putting out feelers and calling out McGregor. However, the Irish man hasn’t responded yet.
McGregor is bound by UFC – but he also never ignores an opportunity for a lucrative payday. He is rumored to have 2 fights left on his contract but an extension is fairly certain considering his attitude toward the promotion.
In an absence of a direct response McGregor opted to fuel the rumors via social media. The Notorious has followed Jake Paul’s manager Nakisa Bidarian on Instagram.
Previously Nakisa Bidarian was a Chief Financial Officer for the biggest MMA promotion – the UFC. He also worked for Triller and Fertitta Capital. In 2019, he founded his own company called BAVAFA Sports.
It is highly possible that Conor McGregor and Nakisa Bidarian already had business talks – unbeknownst to the public. McGregor seems to be addicted to being the center of attention and hearing everyone talk about him.
McGregor is currently in recovery due to the broken leg he suffered during the 3rd fight against Dustin Poirier back in July. He has also announced that he will return this year and is gunning for a title shot.
As for Jake Paul, the 25-year-old American is planning to jump into the world of mixed martial arts after he is done with boxing. Many MMA promotions have been offering the young social media star an invitation. Considering the wealth he’s brought with his PPV events it’s not outside the realm of possibility that he will face McGregor in future.
Despite Jake Paul and his team’s claim of discussing the fight with McGregor’s team that included a ludicrous $50 million offer, Kavanagh says that never been any talks, that he has been aware of, about the potential matchup between the UFC superstar and the YouTube sensation.
McGregor himself has insisted that Jake Paul is not on his radar for the time being. But Paul said his manager Nakisa Bidarian is currently reaching out to McGregor’s manager Audie Attar several days ago.
“He might talk to Audie all the time, but no,” McGregor’s longtime coach John Kavanagh replied when asked if Paul was a possible opponent at an event in Dublin.
“I guess it’s interesting to hear some of the negotiation tactics by that big organization being leaked through Jake Paul, so it’s kind of fun to follow that.”
“But as for Conor vs Jake, I’ve honestly never once heard that, and I’ve heard some very crazy things, but that’s never been suggested.”