“Got All the Money…”: The Undertaker Joins Boxing Legend Mike Tyson in Praising UFC Star Conor McGregor

Published 02/19/2023, 10:15 AM EST

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Conor McGregor is in the news again, getting praise from none other than Mike Tyson and ‘The Undertaker’. The Irishman has earned the nickname ‘The Notorious’ due to his larger-than-life persona. His trash-talking and mind games are widely famous and are a big contribution to his fame. Not only does this help McGregor get into his opponents’ heads, but it also helps him sell a huge number of Pay-Per-View events. Fans are drawn to his charismatic personality, and his fights are highly anticipated as a result.

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In the latest development, McGregor will be coaching against Michael Chandler‘s team for TUF season 31. Moreover, he was a talking point when ‘The Undertaker‘ appeared on Mike Tyson‘s podcast.

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Undertaker and Tyson recognize Conor McGregor’s promoting power

Two legends of combat sports, ‘The Undertaker‘ and Mike Tyson, are known for their ability to promote themselves and maintain a strong gimmick. The two noted that Conor McGregor shares this same ability, which is why they applauded him. McGregor‘s ability to generate attention for himself and his fights is what sets him apart.

Mike Tyson acknowledged that ‘The Notorious’ has a gimmick that has helped him gain attention. He said, “The only guys that got all the money, they got a gimmickConor McGregor, he has a gimmick. He’s crazy, he’s bold, it’s a gimmick, in real life he’s a beautiful guy, you know.

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The Undertaker‘ aligned with Tyson‘s argument and said, “It’s what sells tickets, puts as*es in seats.

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They both believed that promoting oneself is an essential part of combat sports, and the Irishman has a natural talent for it. The ability to generate hype and attention is what sets the Irishman apart. Additionally. this has made him one of the biggest names in combat sports today.

Conor McGregor on his love for Mike Tyson

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Conor McGregor visited Mike Tyson in 2018 at Helix in Dublin, Ireland, to clear any misunderstandings between them. McGregor had posted on Instagram before the meeting, expressing his love and respect for Tyson.

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In the post, he shared a photo of the boxing legend with a heartwarming caption that read, “I love you Mike! Iron Mike Tyson! Here is an iconic photograph as a gift from me to you.

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During their meeting, McGregor was happy to see Tyson in good spirits. However, he did express some disagreement with the decisions Tyson made regarding his finances. McGregor believed that a fighter’s top priority should be fighting and not money.

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Himakshu Vyas

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Himakshu Vyas is a Combat Sports author at Essentiallysports. He is passionate about sports, with soccer and MMA being the sports he is most involved in. Aside from that, he follows the global soccer scene.
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