In a video posted Saturday on Instagram, Paul said his new troll bling – “Nyquil McGregor”, or “Sleepy McGregor” – cost a cool $100,000. The necklace includes what appears to be a diamond-encrusted doll of McGregor after he hit the canvas in his rematch with Poirier at UFC 257.
“McGregor, you better win tonight, otherwise, your career is over,” Paul said. “And if you lose, that $50 million bet I gave you won’t be on the table any more. So don’t choke like you normally do. Sleepy McGregor, don’t go night-night. Nyquil McGregor – f*ckin’ b*tch.”
McGregor has been Paul’s target of choice since his pivot from YouTube star to pro boxing upstart. The former two-division UFC champ has mostly ignored the younger Paul brother, but didn’t entirely dismiss the idea of an eventual showdown in a recent interview.
Paul next faces ex-UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley in the boxing ring. McGregor aims to win his trilogy with Poirier and with a win plans to go for the undisputed lightweight title now held by Charles Oliveira.
UFC President Dana White is Paul’s second-favorite for trolling. On Thursday, he fired back at White’s claim he was turned down for a UFC contract and took another shot at the UFC exec’s business practices.