UFC Superstar Conor McGregor recently shared his thoughts on the boxing endevours of YouTube stars Logan and Jake Paul. Many pundits have criticized what the two brothers have been doing in recent years and it has also been said that they make of mockery of boxing.
However, McGregor disagrees with them. He voiced his support for YouTube Boxing in a recent interview with Bloomberg.
“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.
“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.
McGregor also said that he doesn’t rule out fighting someone from the YouTube world. He wants to keep his options open.
“As they say, if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” McGregor concluded. “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.”
Things are going quite well for Jake and Logan in their newly found career path. Logan, in fact, is all set to fight Floyd Mayweather, one of the greatest boxers ever, on February 20. The 25-year-old has fought only once in his professional career so far and he went down in that to another YouTube superstar KSI.
His brother, Jake, though has found more success. He turned professional in 2020 and even defeated former NBA player Nate Robinson. Jake has been calling out McGregor for a fight as well but the ‘Notorious’ has been quiet about it.