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H3CZ reveals insane $10k basketball bet with Dr Disrespect

Published: 13/Jan/2021 13:59

by Jacob Hale

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OpTic Chicago founder and NRG co-CEO Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez has revealed the insane 1v1 bet Dr Disrespect has offered him — and it’s got to be settled on the court.

Dr Disrespect is a man that knows no boundaries in the physical or gaming worlds. He’s 6’8”, and you’ll often hear him brag of his 37” vertical leap, which makes him not only a genetic masterpiece but built for a record-breaking career in the NBA.

Instead, he’s dedicated himself to a life of gaming entertainment as the 1993-94 back-to-back Blockbuster gaming champion, and you’ll often see millions watching him in the arena when he’s livestreaming.

According to H3CZ, though, he’s not all talk, and actually made a huge bet with him to face off on the court.

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The Doc has met several NBA stars, and might have taught them a thing or two along the way.

During a vlog with some of the OpTic team ahead of the CDL launch later in January, H3CZ revealed the wager Doc had made with him.

“No one in esports can beat me [at basketball],” Rodriguez said. “Especially, exclusively, and I am literally meaning this, Dr Disrespect.”

He continued: “Dr Disrespect bet me $10,000 that he could beat me in a game up to 11 by one, me having 10. I don’t know who this guy thinks he is. I think the two-time blockbuster thing got to his head.”

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It’s unclear whether H3CZ took the Doc up on his pretty generous offer, but this is definitely something we would love to see. It definitely raises the question of how good the Two-Time really is, but surely that’s an offer you take if you only need to score one point.

Hopefully, it’s not happened yet, because this would make incredible viewing, and would probably take some doing from H3CZ to get the better of the Doc — though stranger things have definitely happened.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”