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Conor McGregor’s training partner says Jake Paul has to ‘try beat one of us first’ before getting a shot at ‘the king’

CONOR McGREGOR’S training partner said Jake Paul has to ‘try beat one of us first’ before getting a shot at ‘the king’.

The YouTuber-turned prizefighting star has long called out McGregor, building a one-sided feud.

Cian Cowley pictured with Conor McGregor
Jake Paul has continued to call out Conor McGregor

And while the man himself has chosen to ignore the viral callouts, those around him have not.

Cian Cowley, a 2-5 MMA welterweight and training partner of McGregor’s, told Paul he would have to earn a fight with The Notorious.

Cowley wrote on Instagram: “Has to try beat one of us first before he gets a shot at the king.”

Paul, 25, first called out McGregor in 2020 while only 2-0, beating online rival ‘AnEsonGib’ and ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37.

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But he has since improved to 5-0 with wins over former UFC pair Ben Askren, 37 and Tyron Woodley, 39.

McGregor, 33, meanwhile is eyeing a UFC return this year, having not fought since July when he suffered a horror leg break against Dustin Poirier, 33.


But he had fans fearing for the worst following a few bizarre social media posts after nights out in his Black Forge pub.

Paul took the chance to take a swipe at the ex-UFC champion while in London promoting the women’s super-fight between Katie Taylor, 35, and Amanda Serrano, 33.

He said: “I don’t give a s*** about Conor.

“I just want to fight him and smack him in the head – in that sense I hope that he can win some fights so that we can actually fight.

“But the guy is a grown-ass man, he needs to figure out his life; it seems to be falling apart from what I can tell.

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“Obviously, everything’s through a lens, we don’t know what he’s going through actually.”

Conor McGregor drinking in his pub

Jake Paul knocked out Tyron Woodley in their rematch

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