It came after he called The Notorious an ‘Irish c***’ and insulted his fiancee Dee Devlin last year.
The viral callout earned the respect of Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz – who himself has a bitter rivalry with McGregor.
Abdelaziz told TMZ Sports: “Jake Paul, I like this kid. You know why? Because he is real.
“When he talked about Conor’s wife, [Paul] said [McGregor] talked about Khabib’s wife. I like Jake Paul.
“I think he’ll beat the s**t out of Conor, Conor’s team-mates, all these guys.
“I like his brother too. Logan Paul, I like these kids, they make something from nothing. Even Mike Tyson likes these kids. Mike is my friend.”
Paul even went after UFC president Dana White in a desperate bid to entice McGregor back into the ring.
But the Dublin southpaw – who lost his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in 2017 – is more interested in his cage career.
McGregor, 33, lost his trilogy fight to Dustin Poirier after breaking his leg in the Octagon but is now nearing a comeback after bulking up massively during his time off.