As Conor McGregor arrived at Fight Island for his main event set for Saturday at UFC 257, he's offered his opinions on the boxing exploits of Logan Paul and Jake Paul.
McGregor complimented the business the brothers have been doing and disagreed with people who thought they were disrespecting the sport.
“If they are fighting well then it can’t make a mockery of fighting,” McGregor said (h/t SportBible). “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,” McGregor added. “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,” 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.”
While McGregor had complimentary things to say about the Pauls brothers' fight careers, he did not address the numerous challenges that the brothers, specifically Jake, has thrown his way in recent months.