‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor is one of the most controversial and famous athletes in the world. The first fighter in UFC history to be a champion in two divisions simultaneously has been a role model for many within contact sports; This is the case of one of the Monday Night RAW Tag Team Champions: Riddle.
Riddle talks about Conor McGregor
And the one The ‘Bro’ referenced in this week’s episode of After The Bell how good Conor McGregor is when it comes to marketing himself to his audience and making a ton of money; in fact, McGregor tops the list of the highest paid athletes in the world, made by the prestigious magazine specialized in business and finance Forbes.
Riddle spoke about the current combat sports context and how many celebrities have been competing in boxing (Logan Paul facing Mayweather, for example). Riddle believes that these celebrities really are smart, and they are simply businessmen who want to increase their fan base to make money.
The Champion set the example of MMA legend Conor McGregor and his experience marketing himself – in fact – mentioned that he wanted to be as good as the Irishman at that task.:
“They are intelligent. We can all say ‘They are stupid, they are buying all this jewelry, this, that, whatever. Bro, they are rich, they are making fantastic plays, they are the talk of the town, and that’s it … It’s like Conor McGregor, I want to talk trash about him sometimes, but it’s like the guy is really good, And he has his brand of whiskey (Proper Twelve), and he’s just so good at marketing himself, everything he does is just too good. What can i say I would like to be as good as him in that regard. ” Riddle stated.
Riddle is not a stranger in mixed martial arts or in the UFC, having spent five years there between 2008 and 2013, when he was fired after failing a drug test for the second time in the same year. His record in this discipline is 8 victories and 3 defeats; The ‘Bro’ career in professional wrestling began in 2014, and he was hired by WWE four years later.
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