Like nearly everybody in Jacksonville who was attending UFC 261, Conor McGregor wasn’t too eager on seeing Jake Paul within the viewers.
UFC 261, which passed off on the VyStar Veterans Memorial Enviornment in Jacksonville, marked the primary time in over a 12 months that the promotion had a capability crowd with no COVID-19 restrictions in attendance. All through the evening, the gang was alive and stuffed with power — although not all of it was on the fighters the entire time.
Upon the arrival of YouTuber Jake Paul — who beat retired MMA fighter Ben Askren at a Triller Battle Membership occasion final week — the gang closely jeered him. Chants of “F*** Jake Paul!” echoed all through the world and continued all through the evening at occasions of low motion contained in the cage.
Even Daniel Cormier, a colour commentator and former UFC champion, ended up in a confrontation with Paul within the crowd.
The one and solely Conor McGregor was watching the occasion, and he, too, was not a fan of Paul’s look.
Conor McGregor reacts to Jake Paul in attendance at UFC 261
The youthful Paul brother has beforehand acknowledged he feels it’s inevitable that he and McGregor will someday, down the road, meet in a boxing ring.
Paul was sporting a shirt asking UFC President Dana White to pay up on a $1 million guess White had acknowledged in a podcast look — a quote Snoop Dogg made towards White on the finish of the Paul vs. Askren pay-per-view broadcast.
Paul additionally responded to McGregor with a comparability of his personal:
McGregor competed in a single boxing match, getting defeated by Floyd Mayweather of their “Cash Battle” in August 2017. He’s at present getting ready to tackle Dustin Poirier in a trilogy bout at UFC 264 in July.
Jake Paul’s older brother, Logan Paul, is scheduled to face Mayweather in an exhibition bout in June.
UFC 261 takes place on Saturday, April 24, 2021, stay from the VyStar Enviornment in Jacksonville, FL. Observe together with FanSided for all of your stay information and highlights.