Jake Paul would ‘beat the s***’ out of Conor McGregor AND all of his team-mates, claims Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager after Dana White insisted he’s just a ‘big gimmick’ and won’t ever be a part of UFC
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager has sensationally claimed Jake Paul would ‘beat the s***’ out of Conor McGregor and all of his team-mates.
YouTuber Paul had been relentlessly pursuing a £$50million (£37m) boxing match with McGregor with his callout video earlier this year going viral.
Paul called McGregor an ‘Irish c***’ in a bid to goad him into a fight and even insulted his fiancee Dee Devlin.
Jake Paul (left) would beat the s*** out of Conor McGregor (right), according to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager
Ali Abdelaziz (left) said Paul earned his respect by insulting McGregor in his callout video
The 24-year-old, who has won both of his professional boxing matches to date, is now set to face former UFC star Ben Askren in the ring on April 17 instead after failing to land a fight with McGregor.
Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz – who himself has a bitter rivalry with the Irishman after the heated build-up to his fight with the Russian champion back in 2018 – admitted Paul earned his respect for that video.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Abdelaziz said: ‘Jake Paul, I like this kid. You know why? Because he is real.
‘When he talked about Conor’s wife, [Paul] said [McGregor] talked about Khabib’s wife. I like Jake Paul.
Abdelaziz has his own rivalry with McGregor after the heated build-up to the Irishman’s submission defeat to Nurmagomedov back in 2018
Abdelaziz said Paul could also beat McGregor’s team-mates, including Dillon Danis (pictured far left with Cristiano Ronaldo and McGregor) and Artem Lobov (pictured right)
‘I think he’ll beat the s**t out of Conor, Conor’s team-mates, all these guys.
‘I like his brother too. Logan Paul, I like these kids, they make something from nothing. Even Mike Tyson likes these kids. Mike is my friend.’
McGregor’s team includes Dillon Danis, a welterweight contender in Bellator, former UFC fighter Artem Lobov, who recently fought in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship and 15-1 professional boxer Dylan Moran.
Paul, who has moved out of his mansion recently to focus more on his training, is also currently embroiled in a back-and-forth row with UFC chief Dana White, having gone after him in his bid to entice McGregor into the ring.
15-1 professional boxer Dylan Moran (pictured left) is also one of McGregor’s team-mates
Paul has won both his fights as a pro boxer and knocked out Nate Robinson last November
White has repeatedly slammed Paul’s fighting abilities in recent months, describing him as a ‘f***ing YouTube kid who can’t fight’ and a ‘big gimmick’.
He also this week emphatically ruled out of the prospect of Jake, and his brother Paul, of ever fighting under the UFC banner and said he would bet $1million on Aksren winning next month’s fight.
McGregor, meanwhile, is focusing on his career in the octagon and is set for a rematch with Dustin Poirier this summer after being stopped by the American back in January.
UFC president Dana White (has blasted the YouTuber-turned-boxers, calling him a ‘gimmick’