Jake Paul sends $100,000 McGregor chain to Dustin Poirier with handwritten note

Jake Paul has gifted his $100,000 'Sleepy McGregor' chain to Dustin Poirier with a handwritten note showing his support to the UFC star's family.

The YouTube star taunted Conor McGregor before his trilogy bout with Poirier on Saturday night with the piece of jewellery which depicted him knocked out after his second fight with the American.

Paul has been pushing to tempt McGregor to return to the boxing ring for the first time in four years with him as the opponent, but plans changed when the Irishman suffered a horror leg break in the trilogy fight.

And when Poirier publicly accepted the offer from Paul to send the chain over as a gift, the YouTuber obliged, sending him a FedEx package last night.

"Dear Dustin," the handwritten letter reads. "Congrats for your much earned victory. I love what your are doing with your Good Fight Foundation! You deserve this chain more than me!

"Good always beats evil! Keep winning! Love Jake, P.S Tell Jolie [Poirier's wife] I said hi – she’s a badass!"

Poirier has said he will auction off the chain with the proceeds going to charity.

YouTube star Paul will face another former UFC champion in his next boxing match when he squares off with former welterweight king Tyron Woodley on August 29 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The pair faced off at two press conferences this week, one in Los Angeles and one at the host venue for the bout; the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

But he hasn't yet given up on his plan to eventually face McGregor, once the Irishman is back from his broken leg next year.

“It could happen," he told reporters on Tuesday when he was asked about the potential of a matchup with McGregor in the future.

"Eighteen months ago, I said I wanted to fight Conor and people laughed, now I'm laughing at Conor – he needs Jake Paul more than I need him.

"I would knock the fake ass teeth out of his mouth, McGregor would not stand a chance."

And he has also set his sights on becoming a world champion inside the squared circle within the next three years, telling Fox Sports that he would be willing to cut 25lbs to fight pound-for-pound No.1 Canelo Alvarez for his belts.

"I would probably have to cut to 170 if we were doing it for an actual belt," Paul told 'Skip and Shannon: Undisputed'.

"It would be a big, big cut but those are the sacrifices you'd have to make to be a champion.

"I think he would underestimate me and let me weigh whatever I want because he thinks he'll take me out, but we saw what happened when Floyd Mayweather let my brother [Logan Paul] have the weight advantage.

"Logan gassed him out, Floyd wasn't expecting that hard of a fight.

"I'm not saying I could beat Canelo right now, but three years from now with the team I have and the dedication I have, I know I could do it."

The YouTube star has fought four times in his life, and holds a professional record of 3-0 having won his initial pro bouts all by KO within two rounds.

He defeated fellow YouTube star Deji Olatunji in the fifth round of his white-collar debut in 2018, before making his pro debut in January 2020 against another social media star in AnEsonGib, stopping him in the first.

The following November he faced ex-NBA star Nate Robinson who he stopped brutally in the second before moving on to former UFC star Ben Askren this April who he stopped in the first round.

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