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Mr Beast says “biggest video ever” is reason behind YouTube hiatus

Published: 20/Jul/2020 11:15 Updated: 20/Jul/2020 20:19

by Connor Bennett

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YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has explained the reasons behind his recent hiatus, claiming that he’ll be back soon enough. 

Mr Beast has amassed a huge fan base thanks to his YouTube videos that mainly see him handing out cash to his friends and strangers if they can complete a series of challenges. 

These challenges have had rewards that range from a few hundred dollars to even a million dollars, but since early July, Mr Beast’s channel has been dormant. Fans have been speculating about his hiatus but the YouTuber and his pals have stayed pretty silent.

That is, until now, where Mr Beast has pulled back the curtain and explained why he hasn’t uploaded a video since July 3.

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Instagram: Mr Beast
Mr Beast’s challenges usually go crazy on YouTube.

The YouTuber had been tweeting on July 19, when he apologized to his fans about not uploading a video in two weeks. 

“I’m sowy (sorry) for not posting for two weeks!” Donaldson tweeted, responding to some questions. “It will all make sense when you see our next few videos. Biggest stuff I’ve ever done.”

After he had noted that something big is coming down the line, the YouTuber added that it’s going to be bigger than his $1,000,000 challenge. “Wyyyyyy bigger and way better. Idk how we even pulled this off,” he added. 

Of course, the teasing tweet had fans guessing about just how Mr Beast could be taking things a step further than his $1,000,000 challenge. Will he put up a bigger reward? Will he make the task even more difficult? Will it follow his Finger on the App challenge?

Well, who knows. What Mr Beast has up his sleeve very much remains to be seen, and fans will just have to keep an eye on his YouTube channel as well as his social media accounts to see if they have any chance of getting involved.

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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.

Jake Paul Conor McGregor
Jake Paul / Conor McGregor
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.”