Former UFC Welterweight World Champion Dan Hardy believes a fight between Jake Paul and Conor McGregor will generate ‘ridiculous’ money.
Paul recently claimed he makes more money than a ‘silly motherf***er’ at UFC United – including McGregor.
The YouTuber turned boxer has called out several of the biggest UFC stars over rumors of a fight with the ‘infamous’ McGregor.
Paul also revealed earlier this month that his team and McGregor “talk constantly” about a potential match.
And Hardy believes that the fight between the pair will yield an incredible amount of cash.
As reported by the Mail, Hardy said: “It would make so much money that it would be ridiculous.
“You have two people who have their own audience, and an audience that is also largely in its own right.
“The only thing for me would be the size difference, that’s the only thing that would affect the sales potential of the fight,
“But then Connor has such a great personality and he’s looking like the Hulk at the moment, I think it’s definitely something that’s worth selling.”
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Hardy also claimed that a match between Paul and McGregor would attract more viewers than a UFC Heavyweight World Title fight.
He continued: “I think people are more interested in the fight than the individuals they are actually fighting for.
“If Jake Paul fought Conor McGregor, more people would see it than the UFC heavyweight title.”
Paul is believed to have received around $20 million (£15m) from boxing alone – and that was before he brutally ousted Tyrone Woodley on 18 December.
McGregor has meanwhile fought twice in the UFC in 2021 – guaranteed $6 million (£4.4m) from fights in this calendar year alone.
The Irishman’s net worth, however, would have been well above the additional agreements he had signed with the UFC and his respective reductions in pay-per-view points.
So any potential match between Paul and McGregor is sure to generate huge amounts of cash.