Conor McGregor Not Opposed To Exhibitions & YouTube Boxing
Conor McGregor sees the appeal of exhibition bouts and YouTube boxing.
Some popular YouTubers have made some waves by entering the boxing ring. Top names have included the likes of KSI, Jake Paul, and Logan Paul. The Internet celebrities have drawn attention to their bouts but some within the combat sports world aren’t too thrilled about it.
UFC President Dana White has said he isn’t a fan of YouTubers entering the world of boxing. As far as exhibition bouts with legends are concerned, some are worried about the safety of the retired boxers. More recently, fight fans were treated to an exhibition bout between Hall of Famers Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.
McGregor chimed in on the exhibition and YouTube boxing craze when speaking to Bloomberg. The “Notorious” one admitted he isn’t opposed to these matches (via Sports Bible).
“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. As they say, if it makes dollars, it makes sense. 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’m certainly a viewer.”
McGregor also mentioned Jake Paul’s recent bout with Nate Robinson. The “Notorious” one was complimentary of Paul’s ability to draw interest. This may come as a surprise to some as Jake has hurled personal digs at McGregor, even calling his fiancee a four out of ten. Jake also filmed himself throwing trash at McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis.