JAKE PAUL has mocked Conor McGregor with a picture of him crying as he responded to the UFC icon’s appeal for a next opponent.
The Notorious, 33, is preparing to step foot back inside the octagon having not fought since his trilogy bout defeat against lightweight rival Dustin Poirier.
McGregor suffered a horrific leg break in his third meeting against the American, but he has recovered quicker than expected.
Taking to social media on Tuesday, the Notorious asked his followers who they want him to face in his comeback bout.
Though he then followed that post up with another message where he hinted his next opponent has already been arranged.
He tweeted: “My next fight is…
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“If you want a knock off me, step up and say your piece. I’m still picking who.
“Just kidding I well know who. When. What weight. Where. How it goes. Everything. I see dead people.”
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul was quick to reply to McGregor’s post, as he uploaded a snap of the Dublin native with a filter of him crying.
The ex-Disney actor, 25, has long campaigned for a fight against the two-time world champion either inside the steel cage or the squared circle.
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Last month he claimed that he would knock McGregor as he boasted of having a “right hand of God”.
But in a blow for Paul, it appears that Michael Chandler could secure a fight against McGregor following his brutal knockout win against Tony Ferguson at UFC 274.
The 36-year-old has stated that he believes that he is the “frontrunner” to face the Irishman.
Speaking on Bussin’ With The Boys, the ex-Bellator lightweight champ said: “I feel like I’m the frontrunner right now, I could be the frontrunner.
“I’m exciting, I got the hype, I got the people behind me, I got the knockouts, I got the hillbilly fights with Gaethje, I got the callout.
“People can see me on the mic and they know there’s going to be some verbal jiu-jitsu going on there on the microphones, me and him going back at it, respectively, of course, on my side at least.
“I think I’m on the cusp of being the guy who’s in the conversation with Conor and very few people get in the conversation with Conor.
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“There you have to take it a little more seriously or put a little bit more weight in that.
“I still think I beat Conor, I’m fighting next for the title anyway. Nothing is guaranteed, this sport moves quickly. Who knows.”