Conor McGregor has laughed off Jake Paul's suggestions that the two have to fight in the future, dismissing the American as a 'nobody'.

Paul is 5-0 in professional boxing, having knocked out two former MMA world champions in that time

former Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren and former UFC welterweight king Tyron Woodley.

His immediate focus Hasim Rahman Jnr, the son of the former heavyweight champion who will face Paul on August 6 after his fight with Tommy Fury,

has fallen through again. The YouTuber-turned-boxer has long campaigned for a boxing match with McGregor,

the two-weight UFC champion who lost to Floyd Mayweather Jnr in his only professional boxing match in 2017.

When asked on The MMA Hour if he believed the fight was getting closer to reality, Paul said, “Yeah, sure.

"And he must be active again. Who knows when that will happen?and then at some point [the fight] has to happen. Why not?