fighting talk Conor McGregor labels Jake Paul a 'jackass' in latest Twitter spat
Paul, who has a professional boxing record of 5-0, has long been provoking McGregor in posts designed to get the Irishman into the ring
Conor McGregor labelled Jake Paul a "jackass” after the YouTube boxer laughed at the Dubliner's boxing technique, describing it as “embarrassing".
Their latest online spat was sparked after McGregor, who is currently preparing for his comeback as he recovers from the broken leg he suffered in his third fight with Dustin Poirier last summer, posted a clip of himself hitting the pads.
Paul was quick to label McGregor's technique as "embarrassing" while former UFC champion Henry Cejudo also weighed in.
Paul, who has a professional boxing record of 5-0, has long been provoking McGregor in posts designed to get the Irishman into the ring.
"I would KO Conor in boxing or MMA,” Paul declared. “Right hand of God," he said.
"This is embarrassing," he said on Instagram. "Your chin [is] wide open with no head movement for the Problem Child's right hand of God."
Paul then followed up his comments by dragging UFC welterweight star Jorge Masvidal into the row.
"A new saying is, I feel bad for stupid people, they're so stupid they don't even realise they're stupid," said Paul.
"It's like people who think Masvidal is a good fighter; it's like the people who think Conor McGregor is still a good fighter.
"These guys haven't won fights in I don't know how the f*** long. They're over the hill, washed-up bozos and I'm going to knock them both the f*** out."
At first McGregor resisted the 25-year-old’s attempts to wind him up, but he finally broke his silence hours later with a short video.
Replying to Paul's tweet, McGregor throws a combination of punches before saying, "jackass" and switching off his phone.
Even though McGregor is eying up a return to the top of the UFC, a fight between himself and Paul is unlikely happen any time soon.
McGregor whose only win in his last four fights was his 40-second demolition of Donald Cerrone in 2020, has demanded a lightweight title shot, despite not having won at 155lb since he beat Eddie Alvarez in 2016.
With two fights left on his UFC contract it could mean that technically he would be available to fight Paul but it would not be any time this year.
McGregor, meanwhile, had also rekindled a social media feud with former UFC champion Henry Cejudo, describing him as a "fat midget novice”.
A furious spat was started by Cejudo when he called for a title shot , asking UFC president White: "Dana, I needed a break. Honestly, it was getting boring beating up TJ Dillashaw in under a minute and Dominick Snooze in 2.
"I got married, had a kid and am now rejuvenated. I wanna be 4C. If I beat up an old guy at a bar and learn how to riverdance will you give me a shot?"
McGregor quickly fired back, tweeting: "Henry Cejuda [sic] is a fart."
"The audacity of this little fat midget novice to be holding a kick pad for Cris Cyborg. Look at the state of him omg. Fat midget novice,” McGregor fired off.
The tweet came in response to a video of Cejudo holding the pads for Cyborg, the only women to have won four titles in different MMA promotions.
Cejudo has previously suggested the Irishman is "finished" last year and could be reduced to taking a boxing clash with Jake Paul after his consecutive defeats by Dustin Poirier.
The American retired from the UFC after successfully defending his bantamweight crown in 2020 but has since suggested he could return for a sizeable price.
He renewed his rivalry with McGregor shortly after daring the Irish star to "sucker punch" bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov and face the consequences.
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