Jake Paul reveals the one thing keeping him from Conor McGregor fight

Dave Deiley
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Episode 323 of Logan Paul’s IMPAULSIVE podcast featured a chat with former MMA fighter Brendan Schaub. Discussion ranged around the prospects of Conor McGregor in a bout with Logan’s younger brother Jake Paul. 

Following on from an offer from Bellator for the Paul brothers to start fighting properly in MMA bouts, and amid wild speculation surrounding a potential fight with McGregor, the Paul’s have been linked to UFC stars for quite some time.

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Schaub, recalling a conversation with Jake Paul, talked to the one specific item stopping a Conor McGregor and Jake Paul superfight going down: Fighter pay.

Saying that Jake Paul took Brendan aside to ask him: “Realistically, do you think I could get that Conor fight?”, Schaub replied “I do. This is why you’re gonna get it… It’s gonna happen no matter what, whether [UFC President Dana White] plays ball or not, you and Conor are gonna fight at some point.”

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“Absolutely,” Schaub repeated to the idea, before going on to declare “the one caveat is [Jake will] have to back down on the fighter pay.”

This is in reference to Paul’s repeated and ongoing beef with the UFC over disputes around fighter pay and healthcare.

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Responding to the caveat, JP was clear “Can’t do it,” he allegedly told Schaub, before continuing “I won’t fight him, if he doesn’t increase the fighter pay it’s not happening.”

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Prodding Jake on the validity of his push for a raise in fighter pay, Brendan questioned “oh you’re serious about this?” To which the MMA hopeful replied: “I’m f**king dead serious.”

After establishing the seriousness of Jake’s desire to fight for higher pay in the UFC, Logan replied “I didn’t know that, I wasn’t sure” before giggling and saying “cool.”

Breaking down the younger Paul brother’s push for a higher fight pay for the UFC athletes, Schaub closed out with: “Just to explain for the viewers, this fighter pay stuff. It’s like Apple and how they use slave labor to make our iPhones.”

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