Eddie Hearn claims he would like to promote Conor McGregor, but not against a “plonker” like Jake Paul
Eddie Hearn would love to promote Conor McGregor so that he can resume his boxing career. McGregor is likely the most popular and successful UFC entertainer in the sport’s history. As part of their joint business promotion, Hearn visited Conor’s renowned pub during a recent trip to Ireland.
Eddie Hearn decided to discredit “plonker” Jake Paul as a potential opponent for Conor McGregor after discussing his experience with The Sun. In a recent press conference for his fight against Nate Diaz, Jake Paul appeared persuaded that a bout with Conor is inevitable. Hearn stated he would love to promote Conor McGregor’s boxing career, indicating that he does not believe this to be the case.
Eddie Hearn had to explain to The Sun, however, that he would not do so out of reverence for the UFC president. He stated:
“We talked about boxing but obviously he’s with the UFC and I respect Dana. He also knows what he’s doing, he’s been around and if we ever get involved in promoting a fight for him, it would be fantastic. But we’re getting on very well. He FaceTimed me and it was almost like a brother phoning me up last night, or a dad going, ‘Alright? Good day to day, I’ve seen it all.’ Good work, make sure you get some sleep, you need to go again tomorrow.’ I was like, ‘Alright, thanks a lot.’ We’re out pushing all his brands and looking forward to seeing him tonight.”
According to British slang, a plonker is essentially an idiot, and Eddie Hearn had no problem labelling Jake Paul a plonker. In the interview, he was asked who Conor McGregor could face following his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather:
“Jake Paul, Nate Diaz, I dunno but I don’t think he needs to do it. He’s made his money, he’s a great mixed martial artist. You don’t want to go in there and lose to someone you don’t really like. It’s one thing losing to Floyd Mayweather, you don’t want to lose to a plonker.”
Conor McGregor set to buy Porterhouse brewery as he expands his business venture
Independent.ie has learned that MMA fighter Conor McGregor has agreed to purchase the Dublin brewery Porterhouse, where his company already makes the Forged Irish Stout brand. Employees at the Porterhouse were reportedly informed of the sale last week, pending the satisfaction of all regulatory conditions. The bars are not included in Porterhouse and McGregor’s purchase agreement for the brewery.
According to information obtained by Independent.ie, the Porterhouse brand of craft beer will continue to be made at the site. McGregor might create a brand home at the Dublin location, as the brewery already has approval for a visitor centre.
Since its inception in late 2020, McGregor’s The Black Forge pub in Crumlin, Co. Dublin has been the sole distributor of Forged Irish Stout. In addition, a Forged e-commerce site has emerged in recent times. McGregor “scaled production through the purchase of his own brewery,” as stated in a press release by Radioactive, a press relations firm based in the United Kingdom.
Radioactive stated that McGregor will compete in the robust division on both sides of the Irish Sea. Later this year, he intends to have a “major launch” in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and North America. It was also noted that beginning in June, the Forged Irish Stout would be sold in all British ASDA stores.
In 1989, when Liam LaHart and his late cousin Oliver Hughes bought their first bar on the Bray seaside, they established the Porterhouse Brewing Company. Peter Mosley was hired as the head brewer when the two founded Dublin’s first brewpub in 1996. The Porterhouse Brewing Company relocated to a brand new sixty-barrel brewery in Blanchardstown, Co. Dublin, four years later.
In early 2018, the company opened its present brewery to meet the growing demand for its Porterhouse brand of craft beer. Located in Glasnevin, Dublin 11, the 120-barrel brewery is convenient to the Ballyboggan road.
Porterhouse is responsible for the brewing of the Forged Irish Stout brand under contract.
It is not McGregor’s first attempt to shake up the booze industry with this foray into the stout market, which is currently dominated by Guinness.
McGregor’s Eire Born Spirits debuted their Proper No. Twelve Irish Whisky in September 2018. In its first six months on the market, the brand reportedly sold 200,000 cases.
McGregor sold a controlling interest in his Irish whisky brand, Proper No. Twelve, to Proximo Spirits in 2021 for an estimated $600 million. Proper No. Twelve Irish Whisky was previously owned by Proximo, which also owns Jose Cuervo tequila and Bushmills whisky.
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