JAKE PAUL plans to call out Dustin Poirier if the UFC star wins his summer trilogy fight with Conor McGregor.
Paul aggressively pursued a big-money boxing match with The Notorious after his viral KO of ex-NBA star Nate Robinson last November.
But the YouTuber seemingly ended his pursuit of a clash with the Irishman after seeing him lose his UFC 257 rematch with Poirier.
And the 24-year-old plans to pivot to a showdown with Poirier should The Diamond be successful in his rubber match with the UFC‘s poster boy, which is slated for July.
He told ESPN: “I just think McGregor has that name where he will be big in this sport for a while.
“But if he loses again to Poirier, I’ll be like ‘Yo, let me fight Poirier.’ Why not?
“He has to win in his own sport first and then maybe we can figure something out.”
Former Disney star Paul believes he’s the biggest fight available to McGregor following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement from mixed martial arts last October.
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He said: “I’m Conor’s money fight right now, as crazy as that sounds. Khabib retired, he’s all pissed off about it.
“Jake Paul vs. Conor is the money fight. It’s funny, what world are we living in where that even makes sense?”
He added: “If I was Conor he should’ve tooken (sic) the $50 million I offered him to take ‘the easier’ fight.
“He got $10 million with a little bit of backend for the UFC event against Dustin but he lost. So why not take $50 million to fight a YouTuber?
“That’s what he should’ve done, quite frankly. Now he has to fight his way back. That’s the most embarrassing loss of his career.
“He got knocked out, TKOed. He should’ve taken the Jake Paul fight. More money, more hype.”
Before Paul can think about fighting Poirier or McGregor, he must first win his boxing match with former UFC star Ben Askren.
The younger Paul brother will lock horns with the former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight champion a fortnight on Saturday.
Paul he reckons a win over Askren will show the world he’s a legitimate boxer, saying: “It will build a lot of credibility.
“And if he can make it past a couple rounds it will truly show the boxing community, like, this kid can actually box and I think people will respect that.
“I’ve been putting in the work, training with world champions and sparring with world champions and it’s gonna show.”