JAKE PAUL has hit back at Conor McGregor’s sparring partner Dylan Moran after the boxer vowed to KO the YouTuber.
The Irish welterweight recently vowed to teach Paul and his older brother, Logan, ‘some manners’ if they show up to Abu Dhabi for McGregor’s UFC 257 rematch with Dustin Poirier.
It didn’t take long for Paul to get wind of Moran’s threat, which he responded to his Instagram story.
He said: “Conor’s taking easy fights. But he’s been sparring in Ireland!”
In a clearly sarcastic tone, Paul added: “He’s been boxing, going against some phenomenal, exciting Irish talent.
“This kid must be really good, because Conor’s a ‘good boxer’ right? And then we looked this kid up!
“Ladies and gentlemen, presenting to you: the big, bad, exciting Irish talent – Dylan Moran, the kid that Conor McGregor is sparring against. Take a look!”
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Paul’s story then cut to footage of Moran being dropped three times in his 2019 loss to Dennis Okoth.
The final image was of Moran on the canvas, a snap which included the accompanying caption: “This is who Conor is calling a phenomenal boxer.”
Paul’s trolling of Moran is his latest attempt to get under the skin of The Notorious, who he’s desperate to fight.
The 23-year-old has been campaigning relentlessly for a bout with the Dubliner since his stunning KO of Nate Robinson last November, going as far as to direct message the former two-division UFC champion on Instagram.
In an expletive-laden Instagram video, Paul said to Mystic Mac: “What the f** is up you Irish c**t? Good morning Conor McGregor.
“I know you’re probably beating up old dudes in a bar right now or maybe you’re j**ing off as you’re sick of f***ing your wife, I mean, she’s a four [out of ten], Conor you could do a lot better, but happy Monday!
“My team sent you a $50 million offer this morning, $50 million cash, proof of funds, the biggest fight offer you’ve ever been offered.
“But you’re scared to fight me Conor. You duck me as you’re scared to fight a YouTuber.
“You’re 0-1 as a boxer, I’m 2-0 as a boxer. I just came off the eighth biggest pay-per-view event in history.
“But you want to fight Dustin Poirier, who has less followers on Instagram than my f***ing dog, that’s a fact.
“And Dana White, you’re a f***ing p***y, you ugly f***ing bald bitch.
“You said there’s zero per cent chance of this fight happening but there’s zero percent of you getting some p****.
“Conor, you’re scared, Dana, you’re scared. Sign the f***ng contract you idiots. Irish b***h, f**k these guys.”