McGregor has been warned by Paul’s coach BJ Flores that his career will come to a ‘tumbling stop’ if the pair meet in the boxing ring, after the YouTube star previously labelled the Irishman’s current situation an ’embarrassing fall from grace’
Conor McGregor has been warned by Jake Paul’s coach BJ Flores that his career will come to a “tumbling stop” if the pair meet in the boxing ring.
The Irishman has long been called out by YouTube star Paul and could return to boxing following his defeat by Dustin Poirier last month.
McGregor’s only previous professional fight was against Floyd Mayweather in 2017 when the Dubliner was stopped in the 10th round.
And he has been warned by Paul’s coach Flores not to contemplate a bout with his fighter.
“Canelo Alvarez is not on our radar, but I like Jake’s enthusiasm for believing he can beat the big names,” Flores told The W.A.D.E Concept.
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“But Conor he better not fight Jake(Paul) I will tell you that now. His career will come to a tumbling stop if he fights him, I guarantee that.
“But there is plenty of other MMA fights and names that would probably give Jake a better fight.
“We will see which name makes sense for Jake including some pretty big names in MMA, I don’t go easy on Jake.”
The American has previously labelled McGregor’s recent defeats as crowning an ’embarrassing fall from grace’ after sending his trilogy foe Poirier a necklace that mocked him ‘going to sleep’ in the second episode of their three-meeting duel.
McGregor broke his leg in his trilogy bout with Poirier but told fans his recovery is three weeks ahead of schedule.
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“Scan went well. Scan went very well. To be back on the bike, I’m back on the bike before he said I was going to be able to bear weight,” McGregor said during an Instagram live.
“I’m rocking (and) well ahead of schedule. Let’s keep it going. … It was good news. Good news at the docs. I think this bone is back together, to be honest.
“The ankle is feeling great. … I’ve got me flip-flops on, I have. I’m out of the boot. I’ve got the flip-flops on, so that’s a good sign. … I’m still jacked as well, bro. It ain’t over. We’re only warming up. Still fresh. Still untouched. You still can’t get me.”
With uncertainty surrounding his next career move, McGregor has revealed his plans to try to move back up to welterweight and challenge current UFC champion Kamaru Usman for the world title belt as he looks to try and get back to winning ways in the cage.
However he has been warned of his post-fight antics ‘falling into Jon Jones territory’ after he engaged in multiple feuds with the likes of former opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov and UFC pundit Michael Bisping.