Youtube star turned boxer Jake Paul (3-0, 3 KOs) believes a potential fight with former UFC champion Conor McGregor will eventually happen.
In his last fight, Paul blasted out MMA veteran Ben Askren in a single round.
On August 29th, Paul will take part in his fourth pro fight when he takes on former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
For the last year or so, Paul has been chasing after McGregor, who was stopped in his last two UFC outings. Earlier this month he suffered a severe leg injury in the rematch with Dustin Poirier, which is probably going to keep him out of action until next year at the earliest.
According to Paul, there is too much money at stake for McGregor to avoid a potential future meeting.
"I think it will happen. Look, I mean, I'm the money fight for Conor McGregor right now. There is no other fighter right now who is on a bigger level than me that is calling out Conor McGregor and wants to fight Conor. Our team is in touch with his team and there's talks of it actually happening," Paul told Colin Cowherd.
"And people at first thought I was just joking when I said I wanted to fight him. But now it's as real as it gets, it's more real than ever and by the way, if we do fight, I'm going to knock him out. I think Tyron Woodley is a harder opponent than Conor McGregor."
Paul views Woodley, due to size, as the tougher fighter when compared to the smaller McGregor, who went 1-1 with Nate Diaz at 170-pounds.
"He's 5-what-8? He's 155-pounds, Tyron Woodley is a 200-pound, massive, explosive guy, so he's a lot more dangerous fighter than Conor McGregor," Paul said.