Did we expect Conor McGregor to get knocked out by Dustin Pointer in UFC 57? I didn't at least. But I guess not everyone can be undefeated like Floyd Mayweather.
Maybe this will convince McGregor to take YouTube Jake Paul up on that fight, since Paul's brother Logan will be fighting the undefeated champ, Floyd Mayweather Jr. this year. The original February date has been rescheduled, per sources, see below.
Though this was obviously a UFC match, not boxing - many can't help but wonder if McGregor will step back into the boxing exhibition ring to take on Paul, after much public internet taunting.
We all know the one language Mayweather and McGregor speak, is that of the Benjamins, i.e.: Money.
Reports claim Mayweather received $2 million upfront for the Logan Paul match, so who knows what McGregor's price will be.
McGregor and Mayweather themselves had an exhibit bout in 2017, remember that?
Many fans would argue that these exhibition matches are "diluting" and "mocking" the professional sport, but it seems that boxing has lost a little heat ever since the 2015 Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. match. It was a war of the two best fighters - leaving Mayweather victorious, with almost no big event to look forward to.
The sport of boxing honestly never recovered.
Yes, we obviously saw the rise of contenders such as Adrien Broner, Gervonta Davis, etc. etc. But the pure intrigue and draw of a match never reached that same piqued interest as Mayweather and Pacquiao.
But now that we're taking any kind of boxing matches, I'm genuinely interested to see if McGregor will take up Jake Paul.
Jake Paul is a popular vlogger YouTuber, former Vine and Disney star from the show "Bizaardvarks," and a musician. Though most adults are not keen to his content, it looks like he's trying his hardest to make his transformation into a professional athlete.
He even sent a message to Conor McGregor after enjoying his loss.
So the question is, with boxing now including former NBA Players (Nate Robinson), and YouTubers turned athletes, will the sport ever get back to those star studded top of the line fights that it once was?
Even the long awaited Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. fight left boxing enthusiasts underwhelmed. With the only thing to revel in, being Jake Paul's knockout of former NBA star, Nate Robinson.
Boxing, like any other sport, is needed now more than EVER, given that we are all stuck in the house, with very few outlets to experience real live action entertainment in person.