FORMER UFC welterweight world champion Dan Hardy believes a fight between Jake Paul and Conor McGregor would generate ‘ridiculous’ money.
Paul recently claimed he earns more money ‘silly motherf***er’ in the UFC combined – including McGregor.
The YouTuber turned boxer has called out a number of the biggest stars in the UFC, with rumors swirling over a fight with the ‘Notorious’ McGregor.
Paul even revealed earlier this month that his team and McGregor’s ‘constantly talk’ regarding a potential bout.
And Hardy reckons a fight between the pair would rake in an unbelievable amount of cash.
As reported by the Mail, Hardy said: “It would make so much money it would be ridiculous.
“You’ve got two guys that have reached their audience, and a massive audience as well in their own right.
“The only thing for me would be the size difference; that’s the only thing that would affect the sellability of the fight,
“But then, with Conor having such a big personality and him looking like the Hulk at the moment, I think it’s sellable.”
Hardy also claimed that Paul and McGregor would reel in more viewers than a UFC heavyweight world title fight.He added: “I think people are more interested in the individuals in the fight than what they are fighting for.
“If Jake Paul fought Conor McGregor, more people would watch that than the UFC heavyweight title.”
Paul is understood to have bagged almost 20million dollars (£15m) from boxing alone – and that’s before he brutally knocked out Tyron Woodley on December 18.
McGregor meanwhile fought twice in the UFC in 2021 – scooping a guaranteed $6million (£4.4m) from fights alone in this calendar year.
However, the Irishman’s total earnings would’ve been significantly topped up by whatever additional agreements he has in place with the UFC and his respective cut of pay-per-view points.
So any potential bout between Paul and McGregor is sure to generate a whopping amount of cash.