Jake Paul has not been shy about his desire to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match, but the former UFC two-division champion doesn't appear to be interested.
Paul reiterated his intentions to eventually fight McGregor while speaking to Ariel Helwani on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour. McGregor responded on Twitter dismissively, calling Paul "a flop" and "a nobody."
Paul explained that he believes a fight between him and McGregor is just a matter of time, provided that the Irishman returns to fighting actively. As long as Paul continues his winning ways, he said a fight against McGregor would generate a massive payday for both of them.
"I think for me, fighting a couple more times, continuing to knock some people out, and he has to get active again, who knows when that's gonna happen? I think those two things need to happen, and then at some point, it's gotta happen," Paul said. "You know, why not? He's a businessman, I'm a businessman, and that's $75 to $100 million for both of us."
McGregor hasn't fought since last July when he lost to Dustin Poirier by TKO (doctor stoppage) in the main event of UFC 264. McGregor had suffered a broken ankle in the closing moments of the first round. He's now 1-3 in his last four fights, with his last victory coming in January 2020.
McGregor is one of the highest-earning athletes in the world today and could very well choose to not fight again, and he'd still remain financially successful because of his various ventures outside of the Octagon. He's at a point in his career where he can pick the fights that interest him the most, so Paul seems to be out of that equation at the moment unless he does something to truly get McGregor's attention.