‘What an idiot’ Conor McGregor brutally mocks Jake Paul for signing a contract with PFL
Jake Paul is finally spending his money where his mouth is and moving into the MMA world after signing a multi-year deal with the PFL. Jake and his business partner Nakisa Bidarian (former CFO of UFC) are also now involved in the promotion. Plenty of MMA stars, old and new, have welcomed the YouTuber to their sport, but Conor McGregor has different ideas.
The YouTube star will fight in a brand new division called the Super-Fight PPV Division. Details of this new branch are yet to be announced, but one important piece of information is that each fighter within this map will receive at least half of the generated PPV money. Such deals seem to resemble boxing more than MMA, and most fighters have responded positively to such notions, with the exception of Conor “The Notorious” McGregor.
Also of note is that Paul will lead a superfight PPV division for the PFL.
Fighters on these maps earn “at least 50%” of the revenue, according to the article.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 5, 2023
Why is Conor McGregor mocking Jake Paul?
Despite a losing streak, Conor McGregor is still one of the most popular fighters in all martial arts. The PPV money generated by the Irish on a losing game exceeds the number generated by many other stacked cards. McGregor gets a good chunk of that PPV money and has now made a fortune for himself.
As Mystic Mac’s former rival Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov used to say, “If you’ve got money on your hands, that’s very good. If you’re thinking about money, that’s very bad.” This was probably a well-deserved blow to Conor, as the former two-division champion has seemingly lost his fighting spirit but is still fighting on, seemingly for more money.
“The Notorious” has all the money in the world, but he still doesn’t feel comfortable with the concept of sharing half the PPV money with his competitor. To be fair to the failed boxer, he was the view generator in pretty much all of his bouts, so his reluctance is somewhat understandable. However, for most regular fighters, the earnings probably won’t be very high and they can use every penny they get.
Conor didn’t shy away from expressing his disappointment by tweeting: “Numbnuts giving away 50% of a future purse if he fights an MMA fight? Wow. What an idiot. Joint partnership what? For what you Wally. Walli.” Following tradition, Mystic Mac soon deleted the tweet.
McGregor is currently recovering from a previously sustained injury and could return to the UFC in 2023.
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