Jim Ross is known for his boisterous personality in the world of professional wrestling, but he is also an avid follower of MMA. So when he’s sees something similar between the two, he’s quick to point it out an offer a bit of advice.
His latest comparison is of Conor McGregor and his current star status to that of Hulk Hogan in his heyday. Why? Follow the money.
“All these fighters @UFC calling out Conor McGregor, obviously because the Irishman is the new “it guy” in UFC and that’s where one will find the money…the big money,” Ross writes in his latest blog. “Two quick points, I hope that McGregor has a great financial planning in place where he’s saving much more than he spends on toys, etc plus that this reminds me of when Hulk Hogan was white hot in WWF and when the booking sheets would be distributed that the boys on the road, when three shows a night was the norm, would first look to find Hogan’s name and where he was booked and then examine that card to see if their name was listed too.
“Everyone wants to follow the money and being on Hogan’s live event cards was where the big money was as a rule back in the day.”
McGregor has emerged as arguably the UFC’s top star and that has as much to do with his personality as his fighting ability. When one thinks of a larger-than-life personality, Hulk Hogan’s name is sure to come up.