Mcgregor and Paul swap barbs on Twitter – RT Sport News


UFC legend compared YouTube prankster to alleged pedophile presenter Jimmy Savile

MMA great Conor McGregor has mocked Jake Paul on Twitter and compared the YouTube prankster turned boxer and promoter to alleged British pedophile presenter Jimmy Savile.

Paul was set to lose $1million on Saturday in a bet with his counterpart Eddie Hearn, until Hearn revealed the bet wasn’t allowed because promoters can’t bet on their own fight – whatever something Hearn described as “not pretty” for the duet.

At the end of what many dubbed one of the greatest fights of all time, Matchroom Chief Hearn manager Katie Taylor retained her WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO and The Ring women’s lightweight titles with a split decision exciting about Paul’s fighter, Amanda Serrano. .

In the aftermath of the win which left fans demanding an immediate rematch, McGregor, who had cheered on fellow countryman Taylor from afar and dubbed her ‘The Greatest’, lashed out at Paul.

“Who the hell is that asshole in Jimmy Savile’s rose-colored glasses?” the former two-weight UFC champion asked Paul, who was in attendance for the event at Madison Square Garden and took part in a post-fight interview, in a tweet that has already received more than 42,000 likes. likes.

Biting the bait almost immediately, Paul responded within half an hour.

“I’m the one who’s done more for the fighters than you ever have,” Paul hesitated as he quoted the Irishman’s tweet.

“Whoever has won five fights in the last two years while you have lost five”, he said according to McGregor’s record in the octagon.

“He who does not belong to [UFC president] Dana White. Whoever created the fight you just watched. The one who made your hero Katie Taylor pay, who is it”, Paul insisted again.

Refusing to engage Paul directly, however, and simply trying to liquidate him further, McGregor simply responded with a photo of Savile, who died in 2011 at the age of 84 before 300 alleged victims of sexual assault came forward and Scotland Yard described the BBC icon as a “predatory sex offender”.

Paul’s accusation of McGregor’s fighting career is slightly misguided as ‘Notorious’ has only fought twice in the last 24 months as he was defeated by the former heavyweight title contender. lightweight Dustin Poirier on both occasions.

Teasing a move to MMA after twice beating ex-UFC welterweight Tyron Woodley in the squared circle, Paul called out McGregor for what would be a lucrative crossover fight.

“If I win, you accept my proposal for payment and health care for UFC fighters”, Paul challenged another foe in the head of the promotion, White.

“If I lose, I donate my entire purse to all the UFC fighters who make less than ($50,000) per fight and never mention the UFC again. Deal?.”

“I would knock out Conor in boxing or MMA,” Paul also boasted. “The right hand of God.”

Consistently discredited by respected figures in the fight game, however, Paul also received shadow from Taylor before the fight which Paul co-promoted.

“As far as Jake Paul is concerned, it’s not a game” Taylor told DAZN.


“It’s actually a real fight. He’s never been involved in a fight like this and he’s never going to be involved in a fight like this. So it’s actually an authentic, real fight and he doesn’t know.”

“Katie, I appreciate you thanking me for making this fight happen on a level that Eddie never could,” Paul retaliatedalso on Twitter.

“But the only real thing is you and your team and Eddie talk a lot of bullshit but can’t back it up. Respect your legacy. But Amanda Serrano is the greatest boxer of all time. And New,” he falsely predicted, protesting elsewhere that Serrano was “Fly”




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