Conor McGregor has a broken leg, but he intends on coming back to the octagon. Conor McGregor also has two more fights left on his UFC contract. That means he can’t fight Jake Paul soon unless he’s given a waiver. UFC fighters are signed to contracts that stipulate they’re only allowed to fight in UFC sanctioned matches. McGregor was allowed to fight Floyd Mayweather in 2017 because Dana White exempted him.
McGregor says he’s with UFC for life
This is significant. After all, it means that he will more than likely never be able to fight Paul because it would be outside of the UFC, which isn’t allowed. So, the only way McGregor would be able to fight Paul is if he were to quit the UFC, which he’s not likely to do. So, the odds of the fight happening this year are very, very low.
They do have one thing in common, though. Conor McGregor has been rumored to have a lousy relationship with Dana White and the UFC brass. It’s no secret that Paul isn’t in love with the UFC. As a result, Paul may never be allowed to step into the octagon.
Dana White isn’t a big fan of Jake Paul
Paul has been very open about his distaste for the UFC and Dana White. He feels as though he and the UFC brass disrespect him. McGregor could help him acclimatize the UFC’s way of thinking.
McGregor has talked a lot about fighting Paul in the past
If you’re a casual fan of either man, you’ve probably heard Conor McGregor talk about his desire to fight Jake Paul. He’s even mentioned the possibility of fighting him in the octagon, which is something that could happen.
If one thing is for sure, those two men aren’t friends. They may not be enemies, but they’re not friends. So, it’s not hard to imagine that the two might fight in each other’s respective sport.
They’re both pretty exciting fighters
There’s a good reason why Conor McGregor is one of the biggest draws in MMA history. He’s a star and probably the biggest name in UFC history.
Jake Paul is also exciting. He’s known for his antics, and he’s hilarious. Both men are incredibly entertaining, and it’s without a doubt they could put on an impressive show.
They both have fans and followers that would tune in
Conor McGregor and Jake Paul are each other’s polar opposites. So naturally, this has created a curiosity about their potential fight. The two are very different, but their fanbases probably have a lot in common.
Each fighter could draw millions of people to watch them square off. As a result, there’s a good chance that this fight could end up as one of the most popular events in UFC history.
It’s a super show for both UFC and YouTube fans
The UFC has some of the best fighters globally, and they have a lot of them. There are many talented fighters in the UFC, but none are as famous as Conor McGregor.
Jake Paul has also become one of the most popular YouTube stars on the planet. Millions of people tune in to watch him every day. But, most likely, both fighters have millions of followers that would instantly register to watch them fight each other.