mma / News

Eric Bischoff Says Mayweather vs. McGregor Hype Jumped the Shark

August 11, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor

– Eric Bischoff’s latest episode of Bischoff on Wrestling is out and features the host discussing the controversial, headline-grabbing promotional tour for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. Bischoff thinks the tour went too far and calls it “bad sports entertainment.”

“My opinion is they jumped the shark,” Bischoff said. “The pre-fight hype tour went so far over the line that is became obvious. It’s like bad sports entertainment. It’s not even as good as WWE would have done it. Vince McMahon would have done a much better job. I would have done a much better job quite frankly of positioning McGregor and Mayweather in that hype tour because they went so far with it that it became obvious what they were doing. It became unbelievable. Now it’s just a spectacle to me.”

He noted, “I’m still going to watch, by the way, but they had me, they really had me, all the way up to that hype tour. They crossed the line with the racial stuff and when they were on the same stage taking it to the level they took it to without something breaking down and happening I went, ‘Eh, bullshit.’ I’m still going to watch but I am not nearly as excited about it as I was before the pre-fight hype tour.”

You can listen to the full podcast below: