Jake Paul channels Conor McGregor’s inside at Tyron Woodley press conference by copying one of the UFC star’s quotes
JAKE PAUL channeled his inner Conor McGregor during the first and final pre-fight press conference for his rematch with Tyron Woodley.
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul answered questions from the media Thursday night ahead of this weekend’s showdown with The Chosen One.
And the brash and arrogant Paul used the phrase “win or learn” often uttered by McGregor and UFC star head coach John Kavanagh to underscore his confidence.
Paul said, “There’s no way for me to lose here.
“Even in sparring, if I fight a world champion and lose, you don’t lose. You win or you learn.”
“Win or learn” is a phrase that McGregor and his trainer John Kavanagh often use.
It was first invented by Nelson Mandela who said, “I never lose. I win or I learn.”
Win or Learn is the name of Kavanagh’s 2016 book that tells the story of McGregor’s rise to the top of the UFC.
Paul, 24, has been fighting a showdown with McGregor for almost a year.
The Notorious recently refused to rule out the possibility of facing the former Disney star, but Paul believes UFC president Dana White will never let the fight happen.
On an episode of In Depth with Graham Bensinger, he said of a potential clash with the Irishman: “I think Dana White is obstacle # 1.
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“If Dana ever lets Conor break his contract to host the boxing match, I think that’s what’s needed to make that happen.
“And I think it will, I think it will happen and if Conor is going to keep losing fights.
“He’s been 1-4 in the last five years – so there’s not much Dana can do with him anyway. So take it one more time.”
Paul enters his showdown with Woodley following a split decision victory over the former UFC welterweight champion in August.
The social media star plans to do a better second time, saying, “My prediction is a knockout.
“When it happens is up to him, because of the damage he can take, the violence he can endure and the overtures.
“I’m not going to sit here and say I’m going to knock him out in the first round.
“I’m not going to reveal my game plan.
“It’s really based on what I would do if it was him. I’ll make my game plan from that.
“I don’t see him opening up and giving big openings in the first round, so I’m going to look for them.
“If they’re there I’ll take them, but I feel like this fight is going to end in a knockout.”
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