Quote: McGregor Could ‘Easily’ Command Canelo-Like Money In Streaming Deal

If Conor McGregor was an independent contractor, he could “easily” demand Canelo-like money from a streaming deal.

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Streaming deals for fighters, such as the one boxing middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez recently signed, are changing the game.

Recently, Alvarez signed the biggest contract in sports history – a broadcast deal with the DAZN streaming service. DAZN now has the rights to broadcast the Mexican star’s fights. The streaming service has taken the combat sports world by storm.

They’re affiliated with the likes of Alvarez, English boxing sensation Anthony Joshua, and Bellator MMA. There have even been talks for DAZN to sign former middleweight king Gennady Golovkin. If mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters had similar opportunities to that of boxers, they could stand to make a lot of money.

Take Conor McGregor for example. Golden Boy Promotions’ Oscar De La Hoya, who helped land Canelo’s DAZN deal, spoke to Luke Thomas on “The MMA Hour” recently. He said that MMA fighters the caliber of McGregor could make Canelo-like money with a potential streaming deal (via MMA Fighting):

“That’s the beauty of being free agents,” said De La Hoya. “If you have somebody behind you who’s looking out for your best interests individually, absolutely — why not?

“There’s guys out there who are phenomenal, phenomenal fighters. That can have those types of deal. You take a look at Conor McGregor or you take a look at these fighters who are big, household names.

“Imagine if Conor McGregor was an independent contractor. He can easily get a deal like that on a DAZN or an ESPN+. But obviously they’re with UFC and UFC just works differently.”

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Oscar De La Hoya Believes Conor McGregor Could Command Big Money Streaming Service Deal

Streaming service deals are becoming more and more popular in the MMA space these days. Boxing has been at the forefront along with Bellator MMA as DAZN has been making moves that include inking a deal with boxer Canelo Alvarez to an 11-fight, five-yea…

Streaming service deals are becoming more and more popular in the MMA space these days. Boxing has been at the forefront along with Bellator MMA as DAZN has been making moves that include inking a deal with boxer Canelo Alvarez to an 11-fight, five-year deal worth at least $365 million. This is up big for […]

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Henry Cejudo Tweets & Deletes Response To Conor McGregor’s Flyweight Comments

Henry Cejudo had an interesting response to Conor McGregor. Much has been made over the state of the men’s flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A report from FloCombat claimed the promotion would be shutting down the fl…

Henry Cejudo had an interesting response to Conor McGregor. Much has been made over the state of the men’s flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A report from FloCombat claimed the promotion would be shutting down the flyweight division. Jose “Shorty” Torres quickly said he was released and claimed he was told the […]

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Darren Till Is Calling Out Anderson Silva

Timing is everything. And for Darren Till, his decision to move up to middleweight looks that much better with the recent addition of Ben Askren to the UFC’s roster. Moving up in weight means Till will have to give up his far-fetched dream of fighting Conor McGregor. However, new challengers are emerging. Former middleweight champion […]

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Timing is everything. And for Darren Till, his decision to move up to middleweight looks that much better with the recent addition of Ben Askren to the UFC’s roster.

Moving up in weight means Till will have to give up his far-fetched dream of fighting Conor McGregor. However, new challengers are emerging.

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva will soon return from a 12-month USADA suspension. He tested positive for methyltestosterone metabolites and hydrochlorothiazide. Silva has been trying to build some interest in a McGregor fight. But that’s only because “Notorious” brought it up in the first place.

Till didn’t take too kindly to Silva trying to get a fight with McGregor and responded with some straight venom via Twitter.

It’s really a futile argument, as McGregor can’t even begin to entertain fight offers until NSAC considers whether or not to suspend him for his part in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

As for Till, if he does get Silva at the next UFC show in London in March of 2019, that fight would figure to be the main event or the co-main at the very least.

Either way, lets hope. Silva doesn’t follow the footsteps of so many great combat sports athletes before him. Let’s hope he will retire before he gets retired. We’ll see if Till will get a chance to be the one to do it. As of right now, it doesn’t seem likely.

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Reported: Conor McGregor Contacted About Malignaggi Fight

Famed boxing promoter Eddie Hearn claims he has contacted team McGregor in an effort to put together a Paulie Malignaggi fight.

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It appears as though some feelers have been sent out in regards to Conor McGregor’s return to boxing.

McGregor made his debut in the squared circle last year in Las Vegas. He fought undefeated Floyd “Money” Mayweather in a circus act of an event, that resulted in a 10th round TKO defeat for the Irishman. However, there still seems to be some demand for “The Notorious” in the world of boxing.

A potential return to the sport was laid out before McGregor’s fight with Mayweather even happened. In his training camp for Mayweather, McGregor brought in former WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi as a sparring partner.

During one of their sparring sessions, Malignaggi found himself laying on the canvas. There are greatly differing stories as to what happened in the ring. Of course, McGregor claims he knocked the former welterweight champion down. But Malignaggi claims he simply slipped and fell, a common occurrence in the boxing world.

Despite the footage of the ordeal being released, it’s still unclear what transpired. Recently, Malignaggi was attending a promotional event for the upcoming Tony Bellew vs. Oleksandr Usyk fight. He was accompanied by famed boxing promoter Eddie Hearn. While Malignaggi was being interviewed, Hearn came over to join the conversation.

He mentioned the possibility of Malignaggi fighting McGregor, and said he wanted to promote the fight. Hearn then claimed that he has been in contact with McGregor’s team regarding the possibility:

“That’s what I said to him (Malignaggi) this morning,” Hearn said. “I’d love to do it, DAZN. Oh, they’d pay a lot of money for that fight. I said to Conor McGregor’s guys, I’m gonna float the numbers to them and see what they think.

“As I said to Conor McGregor’s guys, maybe he can beat Paulie Malignaggi. I don’t know. I don’t think he beats Khabib. He has been living a good life since he has been retired, so you never know how he’ll be coming back. But I’ll say one thing, it is a good fight.”

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Ben Askren Responds To Conor McGregor’s Recent ONE Comments

Earlier this week, UFC star Conor McGregor took an odd shot at ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong. The UFC and ONE Championship recently pulled off the first major trade in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. Demetrious Johnson was sent to ONE in exchange for Ben…

Earlier this week, UFC star Conor McGregor took an odd shot at ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong. The UFC and ONE Championship recently pulled off the first major trade in mixed martial arts (MMA) history. Demetrious Johnson was sent to ONE in exchange for Ben Askren. As a result, many believe the UFC is planning on shutting down […]

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