Among the many sports personalities who joined in praising Conor McGregor in his performance when he fought Floyd Mayweather last August 26 was Lebron James. The NBA star just paid tribute to the MMA fighter and claimed that the latter was a tough fighter even if it is just his first time competing in boxing.
According to TMZ, James and his teammate from the Cavaliers J.R. Smith were spotted outside the T-Mobile Arena breaking down the fight. After that, they were asked for their reactions regarding the bout and the performance of the two great fighters in the history of combat sports.
With this, Lebron said that people need to respect McGregor since he came out as a tough fighter. Then Smith supported this statement by saying that the Irish fighter came out strong in the start of every round as he burnt himself out.
James shared that McGregor needs to be respected since he is not a boxer and yet he came out tough and Smith gave out a hilarious reply saying that he can be tough too for 30 minutes if he will be given $30 million. After this, Lebron also responded by saying that he is dropping in the first round only and he will not last for like 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, latest reports from USA Today also claimed that UFC was very disappointed by the technical difficulties which were experienced during the McGregor-Mayweather fight. This prevented many customers who paid for $100 from viewing the event and this was a bad news for the UFC.
Dana White, UFC President, just released a statement regarding this and said that nothing is more important to the UFC than the fans. She described the fans as always incredibly loyal and supportive and that the UFC will always take care of them.
The reason for the delay was revealed by Showtime, the primary broadcaster of the McGregor-Mayweather bout. The company described the problem as "scattered outages" but most of the problems reportedly originated from the application of the UFC that runs on many platforms.