Jake Paul claims Conor McGregor has borrowed his catchphrase as the Irishman levelled another jibe at rival Dustin Poirier ahead of their trilogy on Saturday.
McGregor has been utilising a number of features on social media for the express purpose of antagonising Poirier, including a number of Instagram Live streams and a Twitter voice note.
But in his latest post, McGregor posted a photo from his rematch with Poirier with an interesting caption, which Jake Paul and a number of fans believe may be an homage to one of his most famous moments.
In the photo, McGregor can be seen landing a crisp right hand on Poirier, and he captioned the post "gotcha ears" which Paul took as a nod his own infamous "gotcha hat" catchphrase.
Taking credit for the line, he said in a comment underneath the post: "I’m glad I could teach you something old man".
And it seems a number of fans agreed with Paul, with his response garnering 5,550+ likes within just a number of hours, and 352 replies.
Paul made an enemy for himself in boxing legend Floyd Mayweather when he grabbed his hat at a press conference for the former top fighter's exhibition bout with his brother Logan earlier this year.
The YouTube star caused a brawl as Mayweather reacted violently to the taunt, which saw Paul coin his catchphrase which spawned a series of memes and even a merchandise line.
Mayweather even claimed that the punishment would be much more severe should Jake attempt anything similar in the build-up to his exhibition bout in Miami, and briefly imposed a ban on the YouTube star for the event.
"I'm nothing to play with," Floyd told Showtime after the incident. "I ain't one for the jokes, that's why you [Jake Paul] ended up with two black eyes.
"That was totally disrespectful, your nose got f***ed up and your teeth got chipped – keep f***ing with me and next time you're going to end up in a neck brace."
As Mayweather was doing media interviews in the tunnel area at the Hard Rock Stadium, Jake Paul approached him and the pair engaged in a war of words, with the boxing legend declaring he would beat both Paul brothers in one night.
McGregor has been critical of Mayweather's involvement in the incident, telling him he wouldn't make the money he had hoped for, and should fight someone 'for real'.
Addressing the CEO of Mayweather's promotional company Leonard Ellerbe, McGregor said in a social media post: "What the f*** is Floyd at? The kid curled up, didn't fight back once, and Floyd is still running around acting the tough guy.
"The kid actually just pulled this shambles of a situation Floyd is in out of the drain for him. He should thank him. It's embarrassing! Pro to pro it's embarrassing.
"He will not scratch $10m for this fight and he knows it. It was cancelled once already. The world is watching this on Twitter.
"He'd fight a half decent pro and command $20m upwards, yet it's this s***. Whatever way you spin this, it's sad. Fight someone for real, on your record, or f*** off mate. Slap head!"
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