NASCAR Star Kyle Larson Gave His Disapproval to Boxing After $600 Million Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Showdown in 2017

Back in 2017, the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather fight was all the rage on social media. The aftermath of this saw Mayweather making a massive pile of cash after defeating his opponent from the UFC. Interestingly, Hendrick Motorsport driver Kyle Larson disapproved of Boxing being an interesting sport right after the infamous McGregor-Mayweather showdown back in the day.

Larson took to Twitter and stated, Cool… let’s get back to UFC. That’s way more entertaining.


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A fan then told him Yeah but after seeing that, you have to admit boxing is a great sport as well.But the Hendrick Motorsports driver was having none of it and quickly discarded the thought of boxing being a “great” sport, by responding with anEhh” remark.

NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch and Erik Jones attended the iconic fight

When the iconic bout took place between the two fighters, Kyle Busch and Erik Jones had the chance to get pretty good seats for themselves to witness the action in person.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (RL) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

They posted captioned pictures of the arena from their seating positions. Busch who was clearly supporting the Irish fighter, said, Who does everybody have?! Ireland here people! Let’s go! and Jones mentioned, I’d say pretty damn good seats for the fight.They were soon joined by Bubba Wallace, Kyle Larson, and Ty Dillon among a few other NASCAR drivers over Twitter, who came out to watch the fight.


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The bout was finally won by Floyd Mayweather Jr., winning by a TKO by the time round 10 came around. The fight still remains one of the most talked about events in the UFC and rumors of a rematch keep popping up every now and then. Did you watch the McGregor-Mayweather fight? Let us know in the comments below!

Srijan Mandal

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Srijan Mandal is a NASCAR author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Journalism and has been writing for his own blog as well, covering NASCAR, F1, F2, W Series, MotoGP, DTM, IndyCar, WRC, and WEC. Following motorsports for more than a decade, he has become a devoted supporter of McLaren Racing, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Bubba Wallace, Sir Lewis Hamilton, and Ayrton Senna.

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