YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul was shocked to see the Irishman, who has won just once at lightweight in the UFC, claiming that he has developed a system to beat Makhachev
Jake Paul has shut down Conor McGregor for his latest tweet-and-delete shot at Islam Makhachev after the Russian was crowned UFC lightweight champion last night.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer, who has been angling for a fight with the former two-weight UFC champion, believes McGregor has nothing but " Twitter fingers" to use against a fighter with the skillset of Makhachev. And he argued the Irishman would be beaten within a round given the similarities between the new champion and Khabib Nurmagomedov, who beat McGregor in 2018.
Paul is currently finishing up camp for his sixth professional boxing fight, which takes place in Arizona next week when he faces UFC legend Anderson Silva. But he took some time to watch the UFC 280 card, and take yet another shot at his rival McGregor, who rarely engages in the pair's feud.
"Only tools he has built are Twitter fingers," Paul tweeted in response to a report about McGregor's now-deleted posts. "Islam would Khabib him in one round. Hence why he deleted his tweets." McGregor has become infamous in the last year-and-a-half for posting late night rants about various topics, only to delete them within hours.
His latest was a three-tweet message about Makhachev, insisting that he has developed a "system" during his time away from the octagon to beat fighters with his skillset. The Irishman broke his leg in July of last year during his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier, and is still not cleared for a full return to action.
"Nice fight, nice performance," McGregor wrote in a message likely directed at Makhachev. "I have built all the tools to beat this style now vs before. Experience vs s***. Face breaking shots from clinch and baby brain batter shots from bottom. And the rest of my repertoire yous know. Steel left leg. Cannon back hand. Wrist control.
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"The thought of shutting down this system of fighting with my own developed system is quite intriguing to me. Whoever of them against. It's not personal. It's a skill evaluation and a fight. Even through generations. The IMAAFs, amateurs. A war of attrition. To the box."
"I have the system to hurt this style of fighting guys I am telling you. Bro is a s*** jocks. Fat mouth shut your mouth you done nothing tonight except go against fathers wishes and run. It's not fathers plan completed yet, pal. You know. Your people know and they talk about you."
However, Makhachev has promised not to engage in calling out McGregor, whose last win at the weight was in 2016, with his sole victory since being a welterweight win over Donald Cerrone in 2020. He has instead targeted a meeting with pound-for-pound No.1 and featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski for next February.