Heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson shares his personal perspective on former UFC king Conor McGregor.
McGregor has built a personal brand with a commercial value of hundreds of millions of dollars, which is unprecedented in the history of MMA. This achievement makes many people in the profession admire and envy.
On the recent Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson show, the former heavyweight world champion discussed the entertainment side of combat sports, with the focus being on the star nicknamed “The Notorious”.
“You have to have a gimmick about advertising… That’s true, but it’s a ruse. Only those who possess huge amounts of money have that trick. Look at Conor McGregor. He was crazy, daring and scheming . In real life, he’s a nice guy.”
In fact, the Irish star has taken an extraordinary journey in his career and made others believe. Coupled with his impressive performance in the ring, “Mad Guy” has a long list of criminal charges, such as assault, robbery and vandalism.
But it is these marginal factors that make McGregor more interested and loved, contributing to the success of the 34-year-old boxer’s image.
“The Notorious” last fought on July 10, 2021, in a 2nd consecutive defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Since then, McGregor has been recovering from a severe leg injury.
When fully fit, McGregor is expected to return to the octagon and face Michael Chandler, after the two attended The Ultimate Fighter tournament training.