After he leveled former NBA player Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones fight, YouTube star Jake Paul called out Conor McGregor. Could we see them have a boxing match?
“Zero” chance, says Dana White. The UFC boss says that he gets there’s a market where a lot of money can be made from fights like Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather but “that’s not what I do.”
White made the point that Mayweather has fought everyone that he’s supposed to and the timing is right for him to do publicity stunts, but McGregor isn’t there yet.
“There will be a day when Conor McGregor can do these types of fights and make a bunch of money, [but] Conor McGregor’s one of the best on the fucking planet. He’s one of the greatest fighters on Earth right now. He shouldn’t be fighting kids that have fucking YouTube videos.”
Anyone can see these quotes and point out that Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather was at least similar to the kind of stunt White says he doesn’t do, but the fact of the matter is it doesn’t sound like he has an appetite to sanction McGregor vs. Paul anytime soon.