Chris Eubank Snr.

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31 Jul, 2017

Eubank Sr.: McGregor ‘is an Irishman. They are a special people’

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Eubank Sr. says that McGregor’s Irish spirit may be the deciding factor that gets him the win against Mayweather. Eubank Sr. holds a keen interest in the fight because it echoes the fight he had with Steve Collins two decades ago, when Collins won, unexpectedly. Eubank Sr.:

What everyone is missing, what they’re not thinking about, what is so obvious — everyone is forgetting that he is an Irishman. They are a special people. I’m not bumping them up — I’m not Irish. I’m just saying my observations of the spirit of this people, they are amazing…I’m not talking about Conor McGregor. I’m not talking about an MMA fighter. I’m talking about an Irishman and an Irishman is always to be respected and that is where it is likely, it is possible, that Mayweather Jr. has taken his eye off the target…What is he fighting? You’re not fighting an MMA fighter, you’re not fighting a guy who is maybe limited in traditional boxing. You’re fighting an Irishman and that is enough. How do I know? I lived this.

3 Feb, 2017

Eubank Jr interested in McGregor fight, crossover to MMA

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Chris Eubank Snr. says Junior has been trained in jiu-jitsu from a young age, which would make the transition to UFC a lot easier.

There’s a guy called Conor McGregor talking about Mayweather. If anyone’s going to make the crossover into UFC, it’s this young man here because he can do it…So just imagine him crossing over and putting to sleep these UFC guys like Conor MCGregor, taking the talk like he can deal with my guy and Mayweather, who is the Grand Master when it comes to hitting and not being hit…If you’re talking about one-on-one boxing, there’s no contest [against McGregor]. You can’t compare a boxer and a UFC fighter. In the Octagon of course, then it’s a different story.

Eubank Jr.:

[Jumping to the UFC] is not in my immediate thought process. I’ve got many goals and achievements I’m working towards in boxing, but I did MMA, I did grappling, all types of jiu-jitsu for a while as a kid – so I have the base. I could easily transition if I wanted to.

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