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Morning Report: Jake Paul promises to ‘beat the f****** f*** out of’ Conor McGregor in fiery retort


Jake Paul didn’t hold back in response to Conor McGregor’s recent comments about him.

Back-and-forth verbal jabs between “The Problem Child” and “The Notorious” are nothing new. With Paul lined up to face an ex-rival of McGregor’s in Nate Diaz, however, it’s created a link for each to get a bit more personal.

McGregor was recently asked about his thoughts on the impending Paul vs. Diaz boxing match on August 5, calling Paul “windy” and a “donkey” before picking Diaz to get the win. Paul, 26, admitted he found the comments funny but still unleashed his usual expletive-filled callout on the Irishman.

“Guess what, Conor? I’ll beat the f****** f*** out of you and you can’t box as good as me,” Paul said on IMPAULSIVE. “I’m gonna do to Nate what you couldn’t, which is knock him the f*** out. You’re gonna be sitting there with your new beer company that’s failing, drinking it, drunk as f***, realizing that you pissed your life away drinking at the end of the bottle. You’re gonna say, ‘Damn. I really thought no one was gonna do what I did in this sport. I really thought no one was gonna be as big of a name. I really thought I was gonna be the biggest forever.’ But you can’t choose and you can’t have both lives. You can’t have the fun, party, cocaine life, and be the greatest fighter in the world and you chose the wrong path.

“That money fight will always be there and when I knock Nate Diaz the f*** out and you realize I’m the biggest fight for you, call me and I’ll answer. I’m my own boss, I make my own decisions. I’m not controlled by Dana White, I don’t have a dad. So, I can make the fight happen. If Dana lets you make the fight happen, then we can run it.”

McGregor and Diaz are 1-1 in MMA fights with Diaz winning the first via a second-round rear-naked choke and McGregor taking the rematch by majority decision. Diaz has since gone 2-2, fighting out his UFC contract, which he finished with a fourth-round guillotine of Tony Ferguson this past September. Against Paul, Diaz will make his pro boxing and middleweight debuts.

A boxing return has been continuously teased by McGregor since his lone venture into the ring for a megafight crossover with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August 2017. Should Paul rebound off his first career loss to Tommy Fury by defeating Diaz, it’s hard to imagine it wouldn’t add enticement for the former UFC double champ. Especially when a Paul post-fight callout would almost certainly be in the cards.

“I don’t think being an alcoholic is inspiring,” Paul said of McGregor and his new Netflix docuseries McGregor Forever. “I respect him, but I’m gonna f*** him up. That’s great and all [what he’s gone through] but this is the entertainment business so are we gonna be entertaining or are we gonna sit here and go, ‘I saw his doc and I respect him.’

“It’s one of the biggest fights in combat sports that can be made right now and especially after I do what I do to Nate Diaz.”

Competition. Michael Chandler: Relationship with TUF 31 rival Conor McGregor not bad ‘for a guy whose face you want to rip off’

Bantamweights. Sean O’Malley on Merab Dvalishvili: ‘He’s had a good career, and no one gives a f***

Highlights. Justin Gaethje realistic about how much time he has left in his career and getting out ‘at just the right moment’

Injury. Merab Dvalishvili expected to be sidelined for 3 to 4 months following hand surgery

Critique. Matt Brown: Conor McGregor was a ‘great f****** fighter’, but ‘I just don’t think he’s a top 5 guy anymore

Assessment. Conor McGregor: Michael Chandler ‘tailor-made’ for being kicked in the head

Struggle. Mackenzie Dern considered UFC Vegas 73 withdrawal, unleashed anger on Angela Hill

TUF 31 Reaction show.

Free fight.

Chandler-Ferguson in-depth.

Super RIZIN 2 trailer.

Borz sparring.


Heck of a Morning. MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck discusses what is going on with Paulo Costa. Plus, most underrated UFC divisions.



McGregor vs. Brown.




I think that belt is lost, Dom.

Fight week.

Garry Tonon (7-1) vs. Shamil Gasanov (13-0); ONE Fight Night 12, July 14

Austin Lingo (9-2) vs. Melquizael Costa (17-5); UFC Vegas 77, July 15

Joanne Wood (16-8) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (12-4); UFC 291, July 29

Aaron Pico (11-4) vs. Pedro Carvalho (13-7); Bellator 299, Sept. 23

If Paul beats Diaz, and Michael Chandler beats McGregor, I think there’s a pretty decent chance that this match could end up happening. Will I care about it either way? Absolutely not!

Thanks for reading!


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