“Bob Chapek, do you duplicate! I repeat, Bob Chapek – Do You Copy!”
People were the words and phrases from Conor McGregor’s most up-to-date missive in his progressively public battle with the UFC over his preventing upcoming. McGregor has been on the sidelines ‘retired’ because June — a reaction, he statements, to the UFC’s unwillingness to do the job with him on location up bouts. Now the significantly restless Irish sports activities star is seeking to just take matters in excess of UFC president Dana White’s head, right to the leading of the corporate food stuff chain.
Bob Chapek is the CEO of Disney, which owns ESPN, which is the PPV and broadcast lover of the UFC. When technically not Dana White’s boss, Chapek did flex his muscle tissues over the struggle promotion when Disney pulled the plug on White’s plans to maintain UFC 249 on April 18th in the midst of the first Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. So possibly he thinks pointing out how considerably income the mouse is losing getting him idle on the sidelines will do the job in drawing the UFC into much more fruitful negotiations?
McGregor is currently making an attempt to pressure yet another boxing megafight into existence towards Manny Pacquiao, a repeat of his 2017 rogue booking with Floyd Mayweather. The UFC was deadset in opposition to that as perfectly until eventually the momentum of the battle ended up producing it inevitable. Is all this sound McGregor generating portion of a comparable energy for the Pacquiao fight?
“I’d fairly fight MMA in any case not absolutely sure why I’ve been held back again like this, it’s borderline legal at this phase,” McGregor wrote on Instagram. “The biggest selection generator in the match inquiring for four fights due to the fact February this yr and receiving remaining on found. It’s really fucked up when I maintain considering of it. I’ve been proper below this entire time. Bob Chapek, do you copy! I repeat, Bob Chapek – Do You Copy! Anyways boxing it is for now and I’m up for this.”
A working day later, McGregor was at it once more on Twitter, this time placing Chapek’s title front and center.
Choose someone for a hidin, Bob Chapek.
On the home for the mouse, my pleasure ❤️ @disney
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 27, 2020
“Pick somebody for a hidin, Bob Chapek,” he wrote. “On the residence for the mouse, my satisfaction.”
We doubt pretty significantly any combat McGregor participates in will be ‘on the house’ but hey, it’s not a terrible rhyme and it is all about getting as numerous eyes on him as doable so the UFC just cannot carry on to ignore him and fake he’s not interested in battling. Why do McGregor and the UFC appear to have this kind of hassle coming to terms when McGregor’s mentioned curiosity since the commence of 2020 was to fight a few or 4 times over the a long time, making buckets and buckets of dollars for anyone?
Perhaps it’ll all make feeling a number of many years from now when the driving the scenes truths start out leaking out. But for now, we just have to sit back again and see what the hell will come out of this messy negotiation interval that could finish in McGregor fighting Pacquiao in boxing, a courtroom scenario, or some other kind of ‘fun things.’