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Midnight Mania! Conor McGregor implores Garcia vs. Tank to cancel fight purse bet: ‘It never happens and it’s stupid’

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Fighter A bets his entire fight purse that he beats Fighter B, who matches his offer in an imaginary pot. What was originally a bold display of confidence is now a bit of a cliche, particularly after Jake Paul has tried to bet his purse multiple times now.

Good thing Tommy Fury fumbled that bag.

The latest combat sports athletes to fall victim to the trend are Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis, who are scheduled to collide in a huge event this Saturday (April 22, 2023) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Earlier this week, Davis fell victim to the purse betting trap, and Garcia played into it.

As a result, an unlikely voice of reason has emerged. Conor McGregor, no stranger to pre-fight promotional antics, took to Twitter to beg the combat sports world to stop with this silliness.

“Has any competing fighters bet their purse against each other and then followed thru?” McGregor pondered on Twitter. “We should stop doing this. Fighting is tough. It can go anyway. Luck plays a hell of a part. Don’t be saying you are betting your fight purse against each other. Because it never happens. And it’s stupid. Train hard. Fight hard. Earn your dough. And then enjoy it. God bless.”

After his appeal to good sense, McGregor was asked if he would bet his purse against Michael Chandler, whom he’s expected to face at some point later this year. Calm and wise McGregor continued, though he of course didn’t miss a chance to remind the world of his star power and mega salary.

“I make substantially more than everyone on the roster combined so it’s not feasible,” he replied. “I could bet a portion however. But it’s ridiculous, and no. This game, and the longer you are in it, gets tougher and tougher. I’m keeping my hard earned money for my loved ones.”

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Catch the kick and fire!

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Reader submission, and it’s a wild one.

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