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Jon Jones Bows Down to Conor McGregor’s Business Acumen Once Again

Jon Jones carries a deep respect for Conor McGregor as far as the Irishman’s business acumen is concerned. The former light heavyweight Champion had earlier championed for McGregor in the lead-up to his Lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov back at UFC 229. Jones once again took to Twitter as he rained down on UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya. Jones mentioned McGregor and stated that he respects the former dual Champion for what he has been able to achieve inside the octagon and for his country of Ireland.

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Taking a shot at Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya, Jon Jones stated that “McGregor came and made Ireland look like royalty.” while Adesanya “made African men look soft.” Both the fighters have been feuding for a while now, with UFC President Dana White in complete support of a super-fight between Adesanya and Jon Jones.

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Israel Adesanya has repeatedly claimed that Jon Jones is scared of him. He continues to maintain that Jones is “jealous” of the Middleweight Champion. Reacting to the same, Jones stated, “I’ve been famous since I was 21, who gives a shit about being hot. Do you know how many hot people I’ve seen come around since I’ve been here, many. McGregor is the only fighter who inspires me on a business level everyone else I just respect as an athlete

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Jon Jones specifically stated that Conor McGregor is the only fighter who inspires him on a business level, while his respect for other fighters is limited to the mutual respect between athletes. Needless to say, Conor McGregor changed the face of mixed martial arts from the moment he stepped inside the octagon. McGregor’s achievements inside the octagon in such a short period of time remains unparalleled, and his rise from a UFC fighter to a global athlete is nothing less than phenomenal.

Jon Jones says Conor McGregor inspires him

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Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has produced the highest UFC PPVs in the history of the organization with multiple PPV fights including his wars with Nate Diaz, lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez, and his grudge match against Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor has rarely failed to cross the $10 million gate mark and created history in his return fight against Donald Cerrone back at UFC 246. There’s no denying that McGregor’s bussiness acumen stands league apart from his contempories, and his ability to sell fights will remain untouched for time to come.

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