KEY POINTS

  • Jake Paul is returning to action in April, but an opponent has yet to be named
  • Conor McGregor is not closing doors on a bout against Paul
  • McGregor feels Floyd Mayweather is off-form ahead of the fight with Logan Paul

YouTuber Jake Paul announced he is fighting once more and he has given an exact date – Apr. 17.

However, he did not mention who he would be fighting, but it appears he still has his sights on Conor McGregor.

Paul has called out several names in the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene, but it seems evident that he is only interested in “The Notorious.”

Aside from the fight date, the only thing known right now is that Snoop Dogg will be back to do the commentary for the event, TMZ reported.

The 25-year-old has been challenging MMA fighters like Dillon Danis and Ben Askren. In fact, Paul had that scene where he interrupted the Brazilian jiu-jitsu star during an interview and threw some water balloons his way.

However, critics feel that he was just trying to capture attention--with McGregor really the person he was targeting.

On his part, Askren accepted the challenge of Paul and mentioned it was set for March. Unfortunately, the camp of the YouTuber fell silent and “Funky” took it as a sign that the fight was off.

Ironically, McGregor touched on the challenge made by the internet sensation and branded Paul as a “confused little kid.”

The Irishman explained that Paul is not on the radar at the moment but appears to be in consideration.

"That is what it is," Conor told BT Sports. "We'll see what happens. That's it. He seems like a confused little kid to me, to be honest."

After revealing that, a logical opponent for Paul could be in fact Danis. McGregor is aware of recent tirades that the YouTuber pulled, so a fight between the two in April could be looming.

McGregor also weighed in on Paul's run as a boxer and gave him credit for his willingness to enter the ring.

He even lauded Paul when he faced and knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson, not to mention the revenue the event made from that.

Speaking of exhibition fights, McGregor admits that he is also looking forward to seeing the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul fight. But in his opinion, “Money” seems a bit overweight.

Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib Photo: Getty Images | Michael Reaves

Finally, McGregor shared his opinion about celebrities invading the boxing scene.

"It's a mad little scene at the minute, isn't it? But I'm not against any man that's willing to make that walk, you know. All the best," he stated.