Conor McGregor can’t seem to keep his name out of Jake Paul’s mouth lately. In the lead-up to Conor’s agonizing TKO loss to Dustin Poirier last night, Jake Paul posted a video showing off his custom-built necklace, which featured a pendant in the shape of an out-cold McGregor.
Paul offered this necklace to Dustin Poirier following the fight. Poirier delivered McGregor his first knockout loss in the UFC, and was all too happy to accept Paul’s offer.
Dustin Poirier happy to take receipt of Jake Paul’s “sleepy McGregor” necklace
“Send it over”, tweeted Poirier, when Paul hit Dustin up following the fight: “aye @DustinPoirie want me to ship this to you?
$100k gift from me I think you deserve it…Lmk” Link: https://twitter.com/jakepaul/status/1414086124260130818
When Dustin Poirier took McGregor out last night, he sealed the trilogy between the two men 2-1. Their first bout took place way back in the early days of McGregor’s rise to UFC stardom. Back then, both were fighting as featherweights, and McGregor delivered a then-characteristic early TKO to win the bout.
Since that fight, Conor won the title in both the featherweight and lightweight divisions, before he dabbled in boxing and whiskey for five years. Dustin, on the other hand, moved up to the lightweight division, and set about a win streak interrupted only by Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Poirier’s definitive win over Conor McGregor seals his shot at the undisputed lightweight title. The Louisiana-born fighter’s development since then has been truly impressive, and in locking up the trilogy Poirier can move on to the next phase of his career.
He will be the first to take on Charles Oliveira for the lightweight title, a fight that Poirier has all the weapons and ability required to win. This may well take place before the end of the year.
Conor will be on the sidelines nursing his broken leg (and bruised ego), most likely for the rest of 2021, if not much of 2022 as well.
Jake Paul, on the other hand, is enjoying antagonizing Conor McGregor. Paul wants to coax McGregor into a boxing match, yet another chapter in the Paul brothers’ foray into professional boxing without fighting active professional boxers.
A novelty bout between McGregor and Paul may well be on the cards if, as many commentators have predicted, Conor McGregor is no longer an elite contender in the UFC.
Would you wear a necklace like Jake Paul’s? Do you see Poirier defeating Oliveira and taking the title? Let us know in the comments.