🚨 Conor McGregor gives assessment on Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson fight with ‘bad precedent’ claim

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Conor McGregor has shared his thoughts on the clash between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul.

Tyson and Paul are set to collide on July 20th at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in an event that will be broadcast on Netflix.

The announcement of the fight has sparked outrage among fight fans and people within the sport, with ‘Iron Mike’ being 58 years old on fight night and taking on an opponent in Paul who is 30 years his junior.

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In an interview with James Corden for SiriusXM, Conor McGregor was also critical of the fight.

He said: “For me, it does set a bad precedent in the industry.

“Because what you’ve got now is – and I would say this to the young athletes coming up, men and women. Don’t aspire to be one of these YouTube fighters.

“Aspire for world titles. Aspire for [the Olympics]. That is how you etch your name in history.

“Doing these little smash-and-grab fights, you might get a few likes, but there’s nothing substantial to it. It’s hollow. It can be profitable, but it’s hollow.

“And I’m noticing a trend in young fighters coming up that are not even interested in competing in the amateur scene or rising up to win a national title. You need the gold on the waist. You need to etch your name on the belt.”


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