Controversial star Jake Paul recently lashed out at UFC’s Conor McGregor in a lengthy rant. This came into existence after the former two-division double champion labeled him a “donkey” in his recent interview with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer has been trying to secure a fight against the Irish megastar ever since the former ditched his internet fame for a career in boxing. ‘The Problem Child’ is currently scheduled to face Conor’s former opponent Nate Diaz on August 5. From what it appears, Paul believes a win against the former UFC fighter would entice McGregor into locking horns with him.
Conor McGregor called Jake Paul a donkey in his Paul-Diaz prediction 😅
— Happy Punch (@HappyPunchPromo) May 19, 2023
Conor even picked the Stockton native to beat Jake during a recent interview. He predicted the YouTube sensation will be a bit “windy” during the fight. Needless to say, Jake caught on to the UFC star’s comments and gave a scathing response during an episode of Logan Paul’s IMPAULSIVE podcast. As per the clip, he warned ‘The Notorious‘ that he’d do what the latter couldn’t by KOing Diaz in their upcoming match.
Jake started by saying, “But guess what Conor? I’ll beat the f*ckng f*ck out of you. You can’t box as good as me and I’m going to do to Nate what you couldn’t, which is knock him the f*ck out.”
Jake Paul sends a strong message to Conor McGregor.
— DIOGO (@THEFIVE8TAKE) May 30, 2023
“You’re going to be sitting there with your new beer company that’s failing, drinking it, drunk as f*ck, realizing that you p*ssed your life away drinking at the end of the bottle.” Jake continued, “You’re going to say, ‘Damn, I really thought no one was gonna do what I did in this sport. I really thought no one was gonna be as big of a name I really thought I was going to be the biggest forever’.”
“But you can’t have both lives. You can’t have the fun party c*caine life, and be the greatest fighter in the world. And you chose the wrong path,” concluded Paul.
When did Conor McGregor launch his beer company?
Conor McGregor has a whole load of business ventures on the go, many of which are now making him more money than his staggering fight purses. The biggest one arguably has to be Proper 12 whiskey. He made an enormous fortune after selling off a controlling share of the company reportedly for $600 million in April 2021.
Aside from that, McGregor has had another boozy project in the pipeline for a while. Initially added only to the menu at his Black Forge Inn pub, ‘Forged Irish Stout’ is the Irish star’s take on the infamously black and thick Guinness Irish Stout. First brewed in late 2020, the stout was exclusively available at the pub for the first few years.
Ever since its launch, the drink has been getting constant test drives, and going by the social media feed, it is seeing both critical and business success. It keeps showing up more and more on Conor’s Instagram and Twitter. The drink also has its own dedicated website, which only provides links to its social media accounts for now.
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To mark its release to the public, Conor took to Instagram to showcase a fresh brew before settling down for dinner at his Dublin-based pub. Among many things, he wrote in the post – “30 cent cheaper a pint than Guinness on premise. For this quality a stout, that price difference is astronomical.”
If his stories are anything to go by, Forged Irish Stout has remained the number-one Irish stout in his pub, outselling its rival week-on-week.
In April of this year, Independent.ie reported that Conor has agreed to buy the Porterhouse Brewery in Dublin, the place where one of the companies currently brews the now-famous stout brand. The reported deal is subject to completing all the legal requirements soon.
Thank you, Sir! We are absolutely buzzing with it! 700 pints of it sold this weekend alone! Astronomical #’s! Enjoy, my man ☘️ https://t.co/xCmhu1nr54
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 16, 2021
As per an announcement from UK-based press relations agency Radioactive, Conor has “scaled production through the purchase of his own brewery.” Going by that report, McGregor plans to take on this side of the alcohol sector on both sides of the Irish Sea.
The Irishman is planning a “major launch” for later this year in the UK, Ireland, and North America. The brand’s Instagram page has also claimed it would start to become available across the ASDA stores across the UK from this month. For now, Porterhouse will continue to brew the stout brand under contract.