Conor McGregor is a pawn in everyone’s game right now. Back home in Ireland he might have trouble with the mob. In England he’s got Rita Ora making it look like he’s got domestic issues. And in America, where he works most of the time, he’s got retired boxers arguing about who makes him look like more of a fraud in his second sport.
Last month Oscar de la Hoya said that he would come out of retirement to fight McGregor. That was a little over two months after he slammed the Mayweather – McGregor fight as a farce. According to the transitive property, De La Hoya wants free money.
In response to all this, Floyd Mayweather called De La Hoya out in a recent video, asserting that he must be “back on coke.” In the same video he explained that he “carried McGregor” and “made it look good for ya’ll.”
So not only was De La Hoya right and is now being hypocritical, Mayweather is openly admitting what most people assumed. And a rematch would still be a printing press for money. Not on the same scale as the first fight, but boxing Conor McGregor is like making a Marvel movie. It doesn’t matter how good it is. People just get excited because his fights are full of people they recognize.
Meanwhile, McGregor remains in the news. He drives around in cool cars, wearing cool clothes and hangs out with cool people while everyone fights over who gets to use him next. Mayweather? De La Hoya? Dana White? Any number of fighters in the UFC? Sure, McGregor might be coming unhinged, but he’s getting more fame and fortune along the way. That’s one smart-ass pawn.