UFC superstar Conor McGregor has voiced his opinion on YouTuber turned professional boxer, Jake Paul. He labeled him a ‘YouTube Kid’ and spoke about his second professional fight. However, his response may raise a few eyebrows in the sport.
Jake Paul fought former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr; which was also something McGregor spoke about. Following his victory, Jake has tried to bait the Irishman into a fight. Now McGregor finally gave his take.
In an exclusive interview with Bloomberg Markets and Finance on YouTube, ‘The Notorious’ spoke about the whole escapade.
About YouTube boxing, he said, “You know, if they are fighting, then they can’t make a mockery of fighting, right? They’re getting in and they’re competing, you know. I am not so much against it.”
This will surprise many since the Irishman is often critical of such ‘fake-fights’ like when he reacted to Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Tenshin Nasukawa. However, he said that the numbers that the event generated were because two ‘GOATS’ of the sport were competing.
The super-star admitted that they did good business and spoke about the event. However, regarding his involvement, he said, “Am I into those competitions?… you know, it’s not the most high-level, if any level at that stage.”
‘The Notorious’ did credit both Tyson and Roy Jones Jr for putting on a ‘high-level’ performance at their age. He said they fought amazingly in what was an interesting concept and gave his take on such events.
“I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”
Therefore, McGregor may not be interested in competing in such events at the moment. However, unlike most combat sports fans, he is in favor of watching them. What do you make of these comments? Do you think Conor McGregor will entertain an exhibition against Jake Paul?
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