YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has upped the ante in his pursuit of UFC star Conor McGregor, claiming his team sent a contract worth $50million earlier today.
Paul, who earned his fame on YouTube before deciding to capitalise on his mass following in the boxing ring, most recently fought on the undercard of Mike Tyson's comeback bout vs fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr, knocking out former NBA player, Nate Robinson in his second professional fight (2-0).
His brother, Logan, whose professional record stands at 0-1 after losing to British YouTuber KSI back in 2019, will fight none other than former pound-for-pound king Floyd 'Money' Mayweather in an exhibition in February 2021, and it seems Jake wants his piece of the boxing pie, though he has set his sights somewhat lower, challenging McGregor in the boxing ring (his sole boxing match being a one-sided loss to Mayweather in 2017) as opposed to the UFC Octagon where he normally plies his trade.
Paul began calling out McGregor after knocking out Nate Robinson, and has seriously upped the ante in both a monetary sense and aggression. In an Instagram video he posted earlier today, Paul started by calling McGregor an "Irish c**t", before referring to his assault of an elderly man back in 2019 and his more recent charges of indecent exposure, mocking his upcoming UFC rematch against Dustin Poirer, his wife's looks and even UFC President Dana White. Watch the video below: