Jake Paul Sending 'Sleepy' Conor McGregor Chain to Dustin Poirier for Charity AuctionJuly 13, 2021
American YouTuber and professional boxer Jake Paul said he will be sending his custom "sleepy" Conor McGregor chain to lightweight MMA fighter Dustin Poirier to auction off for his charity, The Good Fight Foundation, per Damon Martin of MMA Fighting.
Paul posted an image of the chain on Twitter on Sunday:
Poirier defeated McGregor via first-round TKO (doctor's stoppage) at UFC 264 on Saturday. Six months earlier, he took down McGregor by second-round TKO, leading to images of McGregor appearing to be asleep on the side of the Octagon.
"It's real," Paul said, per ESPN's Marc Raimondi. "I'm hoping [Poirier] takes a picture with it. I think that'd be the most legendary thing and make Conor look so stupid."
Robert Roveta, Poirier's manager, told Raimondi that Paul and Poirier agreed to the deal but that the chain has not been received by the latter fighter yet.
Poirier made reference to the moment during their UFC 264 pre-fight press conference:
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“Not McGregor fast, McGregor sleep.” <br><br>Dustin Poirier had no chill at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UFC264?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#UFC264</a> press conference 😅 <a href="https://twitter.com/br_betting?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@br_betting</a> <a href="https://t.co/MaDQtdyibY">pic.twitter.com/MaDQtdyibY</a>
Paul and McGregor have their own history, with the two fighters talking trash back and forth. Paul has previously challenged McGregor to a boxing match.
For now, Paul is set to face ex-UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing match on Aug. 29.