Jake Paul has been advised to fight Conor McGregor and retire by promoter Eddie Hearn after his victory over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
The YouTube star recorded a split decision victory over Woodley on Sunday night in Cleveland, but faced the sternest test of his boxing career after being rocked on to the ropes in the fourth round.
And the pair agreed a rematch in the ring afterwards providing that Woodley completes his tattoo bet and posts on social media, but the YouTuber has also been heavily linked with Tommy Fury.
But the American has been urged by Hearn to fight Irish star McGregor next, and "walk off into the sunset" with a huge payday possible.
“I think he (Jake Paul) should fight Conor McGregor. He’s going to get beat sooner or later. So, why?," Hearn told IFL TV. "Just go and fight Conor McGregor, make loads of money – It’s actually quite a good fight.
"I don’t know how they’re going to make the weight up. Could Jake get to like, 170? I don’t know. But just make the fight. Let them both earn a few quid and then walk off into the sunset."
Hearn has previously stated that he wants to put his focus on "boxing" after his broadcasting switch to DAZN, after promoting the likes of the YouTube clash between KSI and Logan Paul.
But the Matchroom promoter has refused to rule out getting involved in any potential match-up between Paul and McGregor in the future.
“I probably will for Conor McGregor-Jake Paul. I said I wouldn’t do a YouTube fight again," Hearn continued. "And I don’t even think I said that.
"I said I’m not looking to. I would never rule it out. But it’s not, I don’t know, I’m focused on what we’re doing with DAZN and the schedule we’re building.
"And I don’t wanna sound cheesy, but when I watched Jake Paul against Tyron Woodley, it was quite hard to watch."
Paul has previously called out McGregor on multiple occasions since his UFC 264 defeat to Dustin Poirier back in July, labelling his career an "embarrassing fall from grace".
And the 24-year-old has told the injured star to "sober up" in order to make a fight happen in the future.
"We're on the path to a lot bigger fights. I'm salivating too, because I'm just getting warmed up," Paul said. " Conor McGregor has a lot more to focus on besides me right now. I'm five wins in a row. He is one and three in the past four years.
"So the guy needs to get off of his little vodka or whatever the f*** his brand is, and sober up and start to get back in the f****** gym and then we can f****** fight.
"But to be honest, no way he hits harder than Woodley, he doesn't weigh as much as Woodley, he's shorter than Woodley.
"I said it before the fight, I think Woodley is a harder fight than him, especially on the way he's going, Conor's going down, I'm going up. Woodley came in game, we will see."
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