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Conor McGregor calls Jake Paul a 'wally' over MMA deal in deleted post

Ryan Sidle

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Conor McGregor calls Jake Paul a 'wally' over MMA deal in deleted post

Conor McGregor has hit out at Jake Paul, calling the social media star a 'wally,' following the announcement Paul will be entering the world of MMA.

Over the last couple of years, Paul has 'taken over' the world of boxing, becoming a huge name in the sport, for those who love watching YouTubers fight.

He has got in the ring on six occasions since January 2020, mainly beating former UFC stars who have long since lost their best form.

The 'Problem Child' has rubbed many people up the wrong way during the same spell, most recently having a spat with Paddy Pimblett and offering him a sparring session.

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Amongst those he's had a verbal or written spar with is UFC's highest profile big mouth, McGregor, who Paul relentlessly targeted for sometime, whilst being ignored.

The 25-year-old will have a chance to prove if he could also beat MMA fighters in a cage, as he does in the ring, with the announcement this week he'll be fighting in PFL.

As well as agreeing a fight, Paul also bought into the company and has said that fighters will get 50% of the pay-per-view revenue, something McGregor clearly doesn't think is a good idea.

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"Numbnuts gave away 50% of a future purse if he does an MMA bout? Wow," the Notorious said in a now deleted tweet.

"What an idiot. Joint partnership what? For what you Wally. Wally."

McGregor's deleted tweet. Image: Twitter
McGregor's deleted tweet. Image: Twitter

Despite not previously having anything to do with the sport, Paul has been making a noise about how much fighters are paid in MMA, and specifically UFC for quite some time.

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He was involved in an argument with the promotion's president Dana White for quite some time, and wasn't impressed with how much the boss was paying his fighters.

It is likely why the likes of Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley have decided to take much better paying gigs as Paul's opponents in boxing.

He really turned up the heat about pay on UFC following Francis Ngannou's win over Cyril Gane at UFC 270 last January, with heavyweight champion earning just $600,000 for his work.

Paul replied to the news saying "I can't stress enough how bad this is," and promised to do something about it, investing in UFC's parent company Endeavour to try and change things.

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Clearly that hasn't been enough for him, and the decision to put his money into PFL and then make sure fighters are paid enough if evidence to how he feels on the subject.

Paul's most recent fight was with UFC legend Anderson Silva. Image: Alamy
Paul's most recent fight was with UFC legend Anderson Silva. Image: Alamy

Paul's could fight another of McGregor's rivals in his MMA debut, after explaining he'd offered former UFC star Nate Diaz a two fight deal.

"I'm so dedicated to this that I offered Nate Diaz a two-fight deal," the social media star said.

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"First we box. Then six months later we fight MMA in the PFL. Nate Diaz, I am down to fight you in your own sport."

Perhaps Paul could actually fight a boxer in MMA having fought MMA stars in boxing...

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: MMA, UFC, Jake Paul, Conor McGregor, Boxing

Ryan Sidle
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