Jake Paul fears his performance against UFC legend Anderson Silva will scare off Conor McGregor from future fight

JAKE PAUL fears his performance against UFC legend Anderson Silva will scare off Conor McGregor from a future fight.

The YouTuber-turned boxer returns over the weekend in Arizona, in his first bout in ten months.

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Jake Paul ahead of his fight with Anderson SilvaCredit: Esther Lin/ SHOWTIME
Conor McGregor was called out by Jake Paul

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Conor McGregor was called out by Jake PaulCredit: Instagram / @thenotoriousmma

And he has insisted it will be worth the wait as he plans to produce a career-best win over the UFC legend.

But Paul, 25, believes it could come at a price, namely by striking fear into the eyes of long-time rival McGregor, 34.

He told SecondsOut: “I don’t know if it’s a potential fight.

“And I don’t know if he will take that risk after he sees what I’m going to do to Anderson, a southpaw, he’s not going to take that risk.”

McGregor lost his one and only boxing match, against American legend Floyd Mayweather, 45, in 2017.

The Irishman is currently in training for a UFC return having not fought since July 2021 when he broke his leg fighting Dustin Poirier, 33.

Meanwhile Paul last boxed in December, knocking out Tyron Woodley, 40, four months after beating the ex-UFC champion on points.

That added to KOs over online rival AnEsonGib, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 38, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, also 38.

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Woodley only filled on under two weeks’ notice after Tommy Fury, 23, pulled out of his grudge match against Paul with a rib injury.

The celeb mega-fight was rescheduled for August in New York – but that was soon KOd when Fury suffered US visa issues.

Heavyweight Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, signed as a substitute, only for lightening to strike twice, this time due to a weight disagreement.

But it has now paved the way for Paul to return in a night where he has vowed to completely outclass Silva, 47.

He said: “I’m going to outbox him every single round so if it goes all eight rounds then it will be a unanimous decision.

“But I think I’ll stop him before then, he just has a lot of wholes in his defence.”

Jake Paul and Anderson SIlva ahead of their fight

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Jake Paul and Anderson SIlva ahead of their fightCredit: Getty Images – Getty



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