Jake Paul has lashed out at Conor McGregor as the UFC star prepares to return to the cage.
McGregor will bid to avenge his January defeat by Dustin Poirier on Saturday night – and keep alive his hopes of regaining the lightweight title.
But Paul, who has relentlessly pursued a boxing fight with the Irishman, believes McGregor no longer carries star power.
“You can tell Conor has lost “it”,” he wrote on social media. “He no longer speaks from a place of authenticity and you can tell he’s trying to convince himself of his own lies.
“He takes offence to everything now; he’s bathing in his own insecurity’s [and] when we fight I will further expose him for the fraud he is.”
Paul has fought three times as a professional, knocking out fellow social media star AnEsonGib, former NBA star Nate Robinson and former UFC star Ben Askren.
He is currently preparing for his August 28 clash with former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
But it is a date with McGregor he craves and Paul went as far as to offer the Dubliner $50million to fight before he was stopped by Poirier.
And should McGregor lose again this weekend, Paul will undoubtedly ratchet up his calls for a money-spinning clash.
McGregor has largely avoided commenting on Paul and his brother Logan who took Floyd Mayweather eight rounds in their exhibition bout last month.
But he declined to rule out a fight with either sibling when asked this week.
“Never say never, if they’re going to keep competing and whatnot, who knows? They’re dingbats, the two of them,” he said.
Meanwhile, Paul also used his social media clout to hit out at UFC president Dana White, whom he has regularly criticised for under-paying his fighters.
“Dana White… you may have bullied your way to controlling thousands of fighters careers… but I have never said I want to sign with the UFC… nor will I ever,” he wrote.
“Maybe I would consider letting you co-promote one my events against a UFC champion like you did for Conor when he fought Floyd… because you wouldn’t let Conor actually do it himself without you taking your cut.
“You live in lies and every major fighter on your roster has complained about pay… Conor, [Jon] Jones, [Jorge] Masvidal, [Nate] Diaz, [Francis] Ngannou. You even make up fake belts to sell tickets instead of giving Amanda Nunes her opportunity to headline..
“Remember Dana you were a cardio kickboxing instructor and didn’t even create the UFC (Gracie and Davie created it, the Fertittas saved it, and the FIGHTERS made it popular) YOU’RE a bald bum who can’t do an interview now without being asked about me… pay your fighters more!!”