UFC star Conor McGregor claims KSI’s illegal elbow KO on Joe Fournier to be “fair play”

Regarding the illegal elbow strike that gave KSI a TKO victory, the boxing world currently seems split into two parties. One of the few individuals backing KSI in this debate is Conor McGregor.

KSI and Joe Fournier’s highly anticipated boxing match took place yesterday at the Misfits Boxing 7 event at London’s OVO Arena. KSI extended his winning streak by knocking out the billionaire businessman.

The elbow strike, which helped the YouTuber-turned-boxer win, did, however, cause some debate in the boxing world. Many of the top figures in combat sports have shared their opinions on this subject, with some saying it was against the law and others saying it was a fair game. 

What did Conor McGregor say regarding the controversial KSI win against Joe Fournier? 

The Irish UFC superstar tweeted a response to the question, “What do you think about the elbow strike?” McGregor stated that he liked the strike and granted the YouTuber a fair play certification, extending his support to JJ on the matter. 

The boxing world was considerably stirred up by Conor’s bout with Floyd Mayweather in 2017. Despite the fact that it was Conor’s only ring appearance, the Irishman has since been actively discussing big fights on Twitter and paying tribute to boxing legends on Instagram, which has everyone wondering if Conor is interested in making a comeback in the sport. 

Speaking of comebacks, encounters with an internet celebrity like KSI or Jake Paul makes some sense for a UFC superstar like Conor McGregor. Many boxing enthusiasts may begin to wonder, by supporting KSI, if The Notorious is teasing a potential for a confrontation with The Problem Child. 

For the British rapper this year, this is his second victory. In the headliner of Misfits Boxing 4 at London’s Wembley Arena, the co-founder of Prime energy drink defeated FaZe Temperrr earlier this year. The influencer is looking forward to his next potential fight against Tommy Fury. 

What do you think of Conor McGregor backing KSI in this controversial victory? Let us know your opinions in the comment area.

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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