With Conor McGregor knocked out in the second round of tonight’s UFC 257 main event against Dustin Poirier, major doubt has been cast upon McGregor’s potential boxing mega events with Manny Pacquiao and Jake Paul.
But the loss to Poirier, which is McGregor’s third in his last four fights counting both MMA and boxing, may significantly damage his credibility as an opponent for the Filipino legend or the YouTube influencer, and almost certainly means there’s probably no longer a $50 million Jake Paul offer to take up.
This leaves Pacquiao to possibly look more toward fights with fellow welterweight titlists Errol Spence Jr and Terence Crawford, or a sorta-rumored showdown with young lightweight sensation Ryan Garcia. And Paul, who is slated to return Apr. 10 on pay-per-view, may have to change his focus to, uh, Lamar Odom, maybe.