Jake Paul taunts Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather over early UFC and boxing earnings after £54m Ben Askren fight

JAKE PAUL took a dig at Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather as he revealed his ambition to become the ‘biggest pay-per-view star’ in boxing history.

The YouTuber, 24, took his record to 3-0 after controversially knocking out ex-UFC star Ben Askren last weekend in the first round.

That bout generated 1.5million pay-per-view buys – raking in about £54million just in Triller sales.

Paul is now eyeing up his next opponent and seems desperate to land a shot at UFC legend McGregor.

His older brother Logan Paul is also due to take on Mayweather later this year, with his younger sibling also linked with a showdown against ‘Money’.

Securing a clash against either man will be no easy task, but either potential fight would be guaranteed to make big bucks.

And American Paul has now stoked the flames by claiming he is in a superior position in comparison to the pair when comparing careers.

Speaking to his brother Logan in an interview on the Impaulsive YouTube channel, he said: “On the next one we're going crazier than we did before.

“In Conor McGregor's third fight in the UFC he got paid $80,000. In Floyd Mayweather's third fight he got paid $7,500.

“And by the way no one is this room can name who they fought. I will pay you 50 grand if you can.”


Paul beat fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib in his first fight before knocking out retired NBA player Nate Robinson in his second bout.

The one-on-one with Askren was expected to be his toughest test but he supplied an emphatic response to his doubters with another dominating win.

Now Paul says the aim is to outdo all before him as he discussed leaving a lasting legacy.

He added: “This is what my management has texted me, by the way: ‘We do this right and you will be the biggest pay-per-view star in history.

"’You are the most impactful, most important boxing professional in history.’”


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