Jake Paul Accuses Conor McGregor of Jealousy Over Mike Tyson Fight Remarks

Jake Paul, Conor McGregor, UFC

Jake Paul has sounded off on Conor McGregor after McGregor criticized him for fighting Mike Tyson.

McGregor was recently questioned about his take on the upcoming boxing bout between Paul and Tyson and he said:

”It’s a bit strange. My interest is low. I don’t know. I don’t understand it.”

Paul wasn’t very pleased to hear McGregor’s comments and he fired back at the former UFC champ-champ during a recent appearance on ‘BS with Jake Paul’.

“So Conor, you’re saying that interest is low for the fight but the last fight you announced, there were 1,000 articles written in a multiple-day span, people talking about your last fight. In that same multiple-day span, there were 10,000 articles written about (Paul vs. Tyson).

“No fight ever has done these numbers in terms of faceoff views, Instagram reels. Just on our main pages alone, it’s like 50, 60 million Instagram views on both of our posts — not to mention every single other sports page posting it. That’s never happened in the history of the sport to reach those numbers. So this is, in my mind, the biggest fight the world will ever see.

“There’s no reason for them to be jealous. I get that people are jealous, but this is helping the sport of boxing. Isn’t that what people should want to see — getting more kids into the gyms, spanning two generations together, doing it on the biggest scale possible? When the old heads like Conor are still trying to hate, why are you trying to pull people down? Your ego is that (big)?

“It’ll be more viewed, 1,000 percent — for sure more viewed. Obviously, it’ll be free (for Netflix subscribers), so we can’t compare pay-per-view numbers.”

The boxing match between Paul and Tyson will take place on July 20th.