JAKE PAUL said Conor McGregor ‘would not stand a chance’ against him and taunted: He needs me more than I need him.
The YouTube star has continued to chase a mega-money boxing match with former UFC champion McGregor.
The Irishman, who lost his ring debut to Floyd Mayweather in 2017, is coming off consecutive losses against Dustin Poirier.
It leaves Paul, 24, believing he is the one calling the shots when it comes to McGregor, 33.
He said: “I think the funny thing about this journey is I’ve predicted everything that has happened thus far.
“Eighteen months ago when I said I wanted to fight Conor, people laughed at me.
“Now I’m laughing at Conor with a broken ankle sitting there in the octagon and he needs Jake Paul more than I need him.
“So yeah, my offer to Conor is $23. If we ever fought I would knock those fake ass teeth right out of his f***ing mouth.
“Dustin Poirier defeated this man. Dustin Poirier is an amazing fighter, don’t get me wrong, an amazing guy.
“I actually became a fan of his over the weekend but he’s 5-foot-9, 155 pounds. I’m 6-foot-1, 200, so Conor McGregor would not stand a chance.”
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Paul made the comments at his press conference with Tyron Woodley, 39, ahead of their pay-per-view fight on Sunday, August 29.
The social media sensation is 3-0 in his career, all by knockout and will be provided his toughest test to date in former UFC champ Woodley.
So far, Paul has only beaten online rival ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 36.
But he warned Woodley will be his next viral meme victim as he looks to silence any doubters once more.
Paul said: “You have never been in a fight like this and you know that the whole MMA community is counting on you.
“You’ve never been in a fight of this scale. That’s why this is the biggest payday of your life and you know the whole MMA community is counting on you to knock me out and beat me.
“When you lost to Kamaru Usman, when you lost to Gilbert Burns, when you lost to all of those guys, you had built in excuses, ‘Oh they were the best.’
“What happens when you lose to Jake Paul? You’re going to be the laughing stock of the internet.
“Just like I turned Nate Robinson into a floormat, I’m going to turn you into f***ing paste.”