CONOR MCGREGOR's head coach John Kavanagh has hit back at Jake Paul for mocking the UFC star's latest sparring partner, Dylan Moran.
YouTube megastar Paul took aim at the Irish boxer after seeing McGregor had brought in him for his UFC 257 training camp.
After sarcastically calling Moran an 'exciting Irish talent', Paul posted a video of the 15-1 boxer's stoppage loss to Dennis Okoth to his Instagram story.
Kavanagh didn't take kindly to Paul's mocking of his countryman, tweeting: “With all the seriousness of what’s going on in the world right now the thoughts of that TikTok guy Jake logan having a real boxing match with a genuine pro of @pro_dylanmoran standard gives me a giggle."
The SBG Ireland head coach is confident a fight between Paul and Moran would end in humiliating fashion for the YouTuber.
Kavanagh added: "His corner better have the towel ready after a round."
Paul, 23, has been gunning for a boxing match with McGregor ever since his devastating KO of former NBA star Nate Robinson last November.
McGregor, of course, is currently preparing for his UFC 257 rematch with Dustin Poirier, which will take place a week on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
The fight will be a rematch of the pair's showdown six years ago at UFC 178, which McGregor won via devastating first-round KO.
Kavanagh believes Poirier has come on leaps and bounds since losing to The Notorious but is confident their rematch will go the same way as their first encounter.
In an interview with The MacLife, Kavanagh said of Poirier: “I think he’s definitely gotten better.
"There’s a few more takedown attempts now in his fights. I hadn’t seen it before, he has a good guillotine. We can see that. Then his volume, his conditioning is looking on point.
"You can see in his fights he has an ability to take a lot of punishment and still come forward. Pick any of his last few fights to see that quality.
“However, he’s fighting a different animal than any of those guys.
"Somebody with true one-punch knockout power that he’s already felt.
"I think you could spend a lifetime talking to sports psychologists and talking to this person or that person, that’s not going to be erased from his mind.”
He added: “[Poirier] knows that he is facing somebody who can shut off his lights very, very rapidly and now is a lot more powerful and a lot more experienced than he was even then.
“It’s a tough, uphill battle for Dustin, but Dustin’s a phenomenal fighter, a great fighter, and I know him and Conor have certain agreements, charity things outside, which is great.
"I think that’s what professional sports should be about anyways. But yeah, I’m really looking forward to this one.”
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