Conor McGregor will 'spark Jake Paul and hurt him bad', warns Saunders as he urges UFC star to accept $50m fight

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS has warned Jake Paul that he will get 'hurt bad' if he steps into the ring with Conor McGregor.

A potential $50million bout has been teased by the YouTuber following his second professional boxing win over ex-NBA star Nate Robinson.

But WBO super middleweight champion Saunders has warned Paul, 23, that boxing is not a 'playground'.

He told iFL TV: "You don’t really want them throwing punches at each other because I can see [McGregor] knock someone out before cold, that fella [Paul] never had a fight in his life.

"You can clearly see boxing is not a playground.

"I think Conor McGregor will spark him and hurt him bad in UFC or boxing.

"I still think Conor McGregor takes him bad, to be honest.

"If they're looking at, what is it? 50 million? Conor McGregor should go and whoop his ass and take that off him because it'll be very comfortable.

"But it's very dangerous.

"If they're all going to make money and the promoters are going to put in on, who am I to say it's not good?"

A host of MMA stars have been linked with facing Paul, including Michael Bisping and Amanda Nunes.

The American has dismissed the notion of fighting UFC pound-for-pound queen Nunes.

Instead, McGregor's team-mate Dillon Danis appears to be the most likely candidate following a war of words between the pair.

But Paul has continued to call out the 'Notorious' for a mega bout.

He declared earlier this month: "My team sent you a $50million offer this morning, $50m cash, proof of funds, the biggest fight offer you've ever been offered.

"But you're scared to fight me Conor. You duck me as you're scared to fight a YouTuber.

"You're 0-1 as a boxer, I'm 2-0 as a boxer. I just came off the eighth-biggest pay-per-view event in history."

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