Jake Paul reignites war of words with UFC legend Conor McGregor by pointing out how much Tyson Fury earns for his fights
JAKE PAUL has reignited his war of words with Conor McGregor – and this time he’s aiming for the UFC star’s salary.
The YouTuber began targeting McGregor with a series of profanity-filled videos 14 months ago before stopping his digs after seeing him break his leg last July.
Paul, however, put McGregor back in his sights last month by mentioning him on his Dana White “diss track.”
And now he has mocked the former two-division champion’s earnings by saying they pale in comparison to those of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
After watching McGregor congratulate UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya on his outstanding new deal, Paul tweeted: “Well deserved indeed [sic] for Izzy but unfortunately Tyson Fury still wins more than you two put together to fight.”
The Problem Child then called on McGregor to step in and talk about fighter compensation in the UFC.
He asked, “Conor, when are you going [sic] start playing your part to get ALL fighters better paid and cared for? »
McGregor, who has yet to respond to Paul, hailed Adesanya’s outstanding new contract, saying: “Congratulations to Paradigm Sports Management Agency.
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“The highest contractually paid numbers 1 and 2 on the UFC roster.
“Me and Izzy. An excellent writer at the head of an incredible sports agency. @ParadigmSports!
“Congratulations to my entire team and a big well done last night Israel.”
Future UFC Hall of Famer McGregor, 33, is currently preparing for a potential summer return to the octagon.
The Irishman broke his left leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July but recovered faster than expected.
Paul, meanwhile, is currently acting as a promoter ahead of Amanda Serrano’s clash with Katie Taylor, but is eyeing an in-ring return in September.
During an appearance on The MMA Hour, he said: “There’s a lot going on in other parts of my life.
“I’m going to be doing these press conferences over the next two weeks here to help promote around Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano and I’m very busy on the business side with my venture capital fund.
“So I didn’t even go back to the gym or train at all.
“I need to have a discussion with my coaches, but I would say probably August-September maybe. Maybe later. I’m trying to understand.
“Obviously if the stars somehow align or if I have a change of heart then obviously things can move but right now I don’t feel as motivated to go straight back to another training camp.”
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