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John McCarthy Highly Critical Of Triller & Paul/Askren Stoppage – MMA Root

Bellator commentator John McCarthy criticizes where Triller is heading as a company after the controversial stoppage in the Jake Paul-Ben Askren fight.

Former MMA champion Josh Thompson along with John McCarthy had several issues with the Triller event hinting that it only hurt the sport of boxing. Lately, “Big John” has always been there when expressing his opinions on the trade. Additionally, the two MMA personalities were critical of the overall event and the entertainment components that appear to be dominating the boxing world. It appears that the MMA personality couple believe that boxing shows are damaging the sport’s long and rich reputation.

John McCarthy and co-host Thompson put Triller into high gear

In particular, John McCarthy and his co-host Thompson doubted Triller’s ability to hold out for the long haul. While the seasoned former referee admitted that names like Mike Tyson and Paul will attract attention, he doesn’t think there will be longevity in the type of product they present, especially with the younger generation of fans.

“You made money on the first Mike Tyson-based show,” John McCarthy said on the Weighing In Video podcast. “You had Mike Tyson. … But if you could count on Jake Paul to take this boat here, and all the people who follow him. Well, all the people in the world who follow it are the millennials of the world, Generation X, whatever they call new things, and those are the people who live on the internet and don’t buy anything. They steal it. So I’d really like to know how many people stole your food and how many actually paid for it. Because people saw your show, I would be one of them. But not many people paid for it. “

Understandably, since illegal streaming is a pesky problem for combat promotions, John McCarthy assumes that it will greatly affect the bottom line of Triller’s pay-per-view.

Additionally, Thompson and McCarthy also drew criticism from the commentary team that included Triller co-owner Snoop Dogg and also on the broadcast, Pete Davidson and Oscar De La Hoya. After the second round knockout in the main event, McCarthy and Thompson disagreed with the referee’s decision to step in and stop the fight.

“To stop the [Paul] Fight, no you don’t stop the fight McCarthy continued. You don’t give Jake the fight like that. Yes, Ben was shot, but Ben was up and Ben was ready to go. His hands were in the right place… all things. Small time decision. It was really bad. If you’re going to have a fight, bring a referee who understands what it’s like to referee a high-level competition or a great show.

While the two MMA personalities criticize the event and the way it was officiated, the boxing show between Paul and Askren had “the feeling of a great fight.” So it will be interesting to see what kind of numbers are released to the public this week, as many MMA fighters are salivating at the opportunity of a big payday in the world of boxing.

What do you think of Thompson and John McCarthy’s take on Triller? Do you think they have a viable long-term future? let us know below!

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