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Jake Paul Says Conor McGregor Fight Is “Closer Than Anyone Thinks”

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YouTuber turned pro boxer Jake Paul recently spoke to MMA Fighting. The man who fights Ben Askren as part of Triller Fight Club tonight discussed a number of topics during the interview, including the potential ‘superfight’ between he and Conor McGregor.

‘I think we both are on a road to each other,’ Jake Paul began, speaking about McGregor. ‘He wants another boxing fight. He wants to fight Manny Pacquiao. And he would get toasted, he just keeps on taking Ls.”

Jake Paul on Conor McGregor

“So I think him fighting me would not only be his money fight, but it would technically be the easiest challenge, right?” Paul continued. “Fighting me 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 think” Paul claimed. “I think it could happen in the next 24 months.’

The fight tonight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren is set to be a mainstream hit. The show will be available on Triller Fight Club for US$49.99 in the United States. The event will also be available to via on FITE TV in the UK and Europe for only $23.99.

Here’s the current card for Paul vs Askren tonight:

  • Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren
  • Regis Prograis vs. Ivan Redkach
  • Steve Cunningham vs. Frank Mir
  • Joe Fournier vs. Reykon

Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, Doja Cat, Major Lazer and Diplo are all also expected to perform on the night. Snoop Dogg will also be back on commentary; having been at the stick for the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr PPV just a few months ago.

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