CONOR MCGREGOR has labelled YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul a ‘jackass’ after the American called his boxing skills ’embarrassing.’
McGregor, who’s recovering from a broken tibia he suffered in July, posted a video hitting pads as he ramps up his preparations to return to combat sports.
Paul criticised McGregor’s boxing skills
McGregor responded by calling Paul a ‘jackass’ on Twitter
But Paul critiqued the former UFC two-division champion, saying the Irishman lacked head movement and his chin was ‘wide open.’
However, Paul‘s criticism hasn’t been taken seriously by McGregor.
The 33-year-old responded with a video on Twitter calling Paul a ‘jackass.’
Paul is itching to fight McGregor after getting off to a perfect start in his professional boxing career.
Ohio-born Paul scored wins over YouTuber AnEsonGib, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and former UFC champions Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
On Paul’s win over Woodley, McGregor told The Mirror: “Who knows? Never say never.”
He added: “I didn’t see the Woodley fight. It only did a couple thousand buys. I saw it online.”
McGregor may return to the octagon before the square circle.
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UFC legend Michael Bisping says McGregor could knock out champion Charles Oliveira.
He said on Joe Rogan’s podcast: “The reality is, Conor’s best days are long gone, probably. You can’t stay at the top forever.
“I’ll tell you this, if there’s a person that you’d put him against in the top five to beat, it would be Charles Oliveira.
“Charles is hittable and Conor can still f***ing hit. He’s fast and Charles is hittable.
“I’m just saying, there’s a potential that Conor comes back, beats Charles Oliveira and becomes champion again.
“That is — I don’t think I can deal with the world if that happens. Oh my god.
“But it might happen. He’s still got that left hand, he’s still got power and speed.”