Jake Paul has blocked Conor McGregor for his latest tweet-and-delete attack on Islam Makhachev, who was crowned UFC lightweight champion last night.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer, who has been eyeing a fight with the former two-weight UFC champion, believes McGregor has “Twitter fingers” against a fighter with Makhachev’s skill set. And he claimed that given the similarities between the new champion and Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated McGregor in 2018, the Irishman would be defeated within a round.
Paul is currently preparing for his sixth professional boxing fight, which will take place in Arizona next week against UFC legend Anderson Silva.
He did, however, take some time to watch the UFC 280 card and take another shot at his rival McGregor, who rarely participates in the pair’s feud.
“The only tools he’s built are Twitter fingers,” Paul said in response to a report about McGregor’s now-deleted tweets. “Islam would defeat him in a single round. As a result, he deleted his tweets.” McGregor has gained notoriety in the last year and a half for posting late-night rants on various topics, only to delete them within hours.
His most recent was a three-tweet message about Makhachev, in which he claimed to have developed a “system” to beat fighters with his skillset during his time away from the octagon.
The Irishman broke his leg during his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in July of last year and has yet to be cleared for a full return to action.
“Nice fight, nice performance,” McGregor wrote in an apparent message to Makhachev. “I’ve built all the tools I need to beat this style now versus before.” S*** vs. experience Face-breaking clinch shots and baby brain batter shots from the bottom. And you’re aware of the rest of my repertoire. Steel on the left leg. Backhand cannon. Wrist command.