JAKE PAUL reckons a fight with Conor McGregor will likely never happen because the Irishman 'owned' by UFC president Dana White.
The YouTuber aggressively pursued a boxing match with the MMA superstar after his viral KO of Nate Robinson last November.
But the former Disney star has now turned his attention to facing McGregor's rival Nate Diaz following the Irishman's defeat to Dustin Poirier last month at UFC 257.
The 23-year-old reckons a showdown with Diaz is more likely, telling MMA Junkie: "I think Nate will probably happen first Conor is owned by Dana White.
"Nate only has two more fights in the UFC, so he can do them and then go for free."Then, Nate Diaz vs Jake Paul will happen in 2022."
Paul, the brother of fellow YouTuber Logan, is currently gearing up for a boxing match with former UFC welterweight Ben Askren.
The younger Paul brother is eager to face some big names after taking on Funky, saying: "We'll see what happens after the fight.
"Floyd Mayweather caught my eye last week.
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"I still think there's the McGregor fight, and Nate Diaz said he's wiling to fight me. We'll see what happens."
Paul is brimming with confidence ahead of his showdown with Askren – which will be his third professional fight – and reckons the former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight champion won't lay a glove on him.
He told ESPN: "Go Google Ben Askren's striking. Hahaha.
"It's not going to go that long, it's not going to go that long.
"I don't even think he'll hit me. I haven't been hit one time in the face in my past two fights.
"So I haven't even been punched as pro boxer one time. Nate Robinson landed one body shot in a clinch.
"I don't think Ben Askren will even hit me. That's my prediction."
Paul is 2-0 as a professional boxer having registered stoppage wins over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib and ex-NBA star Robinson, who he brutally knocked out on the undercard of Mike Tyson's exhibition with Roy Jones Jr.
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