Contrary to opinions of various other combat sports athletes, Conor McGregor believes that it is okay for people like Logan Paul and Jake Paul to take up boxing as a profession, as long as they ‘make dollars’. Popular YouTubers, Jake Paul and Logan Paul, have taken the plunge into boxing, almost as a full time profession. In fact, Jake Paul, is already 2-0 up in his professional boxing career. But, combat sport purists feel that, the entry of such people, only dampen the quality of the sport. However, Mystic Mac, doesn’t think so.
Speaking in an interview with Sport Bible, Conor McGregor revealed that he was not against people ‘willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk’. It is to be noted that Jake Paul has disrespected a truckload of UFC Fighters, especially Conor McGregor, calling the Irishman out, multiple times.
‘If they are fighting well then it can’t make a mockery of fighting‘ – Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor was quoted as saying, “As they say, if it makes dollars, it makes sense. I know Dana [White] 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’m certainly a viewer.” [via BloodyElbow]
He continued, “If they are fighting well then it can’t make a mockery of fighting. They’re getting in and competing. I am not so much against it. What I will say though is the numbers that that show calculated was a Mike Tyson fight. You had an icon fighting as well as Roy Jones Jr., two GOATs [greatest of all time] of combat sports. [via BloodyElbow]
“And then you had the YouTube kid and NBA star competing underneath that. So they done good business. Am I into those competitions myself? You know it’s not the most high-level – if any level – at that stage. Obviously the Tyson vs Jones fight was very high level and very interesting to see what they’re like in their older age. I thought they both fought amazingly”, Conor added. [via BloodyElbow]
Well, Logan Paul is scheduled to face Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition boxing bout on the 20th of February, this year, whereas his brother Jake might be taking on retired mixed martial artist Ben Askren.
Conor McGregor, on the other hand, is just days away from his octagon return. He takes on Dustin Poirier, on the 23rd of January. Preparations have been in full swing and the Irishman looks to be in the shape of his life.
What are your thoughts on Conor’s recent comments?