#1 Fired Up: Conor McGregor and Jake Paul Ignite Exciting Rivalry Possibility
Introduction to the Rivalry between Conor McGregor and Jake Paul
The rivalry between Conor McGregor and Jake Paul has been heating up in recent months, with the two exchanging barbs on social media. This week, the two were thrown together again, as Conor McGregor expressed an interest in sponsoring the rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano.
Eddie Hearn Discusses the Beef between McGregor and Paul
Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn, spoke to DAZN about the situation, explaining that there is added tension between the two because of their involvement in the Taylor vs Serrano fight. The two fighters they are backing are currently at odds with one another, with Taylor being backed by Conor McGregor and Serrano by Paul.
The Fight for the Venue: Croke Park vs. 3Arena
Hearn went on to say that Conor McGregor, who is a passionate Irishman, is mainly concerned about seeing history made in Ireland, and he wants to see Taylor fight in her home country, preferably at Croke Park. However, there are concerns over the costs associated with holding the event at Croke Park, and Hearn and McGregor have been in discussions about the matter. Despite the challenges, Hearn is confident that Taylor will fight in Ireland, whether it’s in May or September.
McGregor’s Sponsorship Offer for Katie Taylor’s Rematch
McGregor’s involvement in the Taylor vs Serrano fight could spark a new “beef” with Jake Paul. The Irishman has always been linked with a boxing match against the YouTube star, who has been calling him out frequently. Although McGregor initially took no notice of Paul, their rivalry has escalated in recent months, with McGregor responding to Paul on social media. This week, McGregor tweeted that he would sponsor the Taylor vs Serrano event, even offering to cover the extra security bill of 500k if the fight were to take place at Croke Park.
The Potential for a New Tag-Team Style Rivalry
Eddie Hearn has admitted that the Taylor vs Serrano fight could lead to a new tag-team style rivalry, with McGregor on Taylor’s side, and Paul and Serrano on the other. The two will be speaking again this week, and Hearn may even fly to Ireland for further discussions.
McGregor’s UFC Comeback against Michael Chandler
Meanwhile, McGregor is yet to enroll in the UFC‘s anti-doping pool ahead of his comeback fight against Michael Chandler. He must be in the pool for a minimum of six months and have at least two negative tests before he can fight.
McGregor’s Eligibility for the Fight against Chandler
McGregor has been out of action since July 2021, when he broke his leg in the opening round of his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier. As a result, he was not signed up for USADA’s random all-year-round testing, and he must enroll by April in order to be eligible to fight Chandler.
Conclusion: The Future of McGregor and Paul’s Rivalry.
In conclusion, the rivalry between Conor McGregor and Jake Paul continues to heat up, and their involvement in the Taylor vs Serrano fight could spark a new “beef” between the two. Eddie Hearn is confident that Taylor will fight in Ireland, and McGregor has expressed his interest in sponsoring the event. The Irishman is yet to enroll in the UFC’s anti-doping pool ahead of his comeback fight against Michael Chandler, and he must do so by April in order to be eligible to fight.