Former UFC two-weigh champion Conor McGregor liked what he saw in the heavyweight rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder this past February.
The two giants met again in Las Vegas with the WBC world title on the line. The Brit was by far the better man and he won via TKO in the 7th round. A lot of people were surprised that McGregor’s whiskey “Proper Twelve” was one of the main sponsors of the bout.
Nearly a month later, here’s what “The Notorious” had to say on the contest:
“Fury vs. Wilder II was my kind of fight,” McGregor said to Bleacher Report. “A proper fight between two beasts who talk a good game and throw heavy punches, so I was proud to have Proper No. Twelve front and center during that bout as the title brand.
“If you want to take part, you shy away from big thinking—if you want to take over you make calculated decisions, and in this case, the fight was a blockbuster, and Proper was clearly one of the winners that night right next to Tyson,” said McGregor.
“Tyson Fury is special. He’s got Irish in his blood. I sent both fighters a bottle of my Proper whiskey and they both deserved a Proper shot or two after that bout. I deeply respect these fighters! What a show,” said McGregor.