Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t buying Conor McGregor’s antics.
Although McGregor obtained a boxing license in the state of California a few weeks ago, Mayweather recently suggested the UFC lightweight champion simply is trying to make headlines rather than work his way toward a potential superfight between the two.
“Man, I don’t fight in California. What did he get a license in California for,” Mayweather said, per FightHype.com.
“I’ma tell you like this, he’s blowing smoke up everybody’s ass,” the undefeated boxing champion added. “He don’t really want to fight because I went to his boss. He don’t really want to fight. He’s just doing that to keep his name alive, you know what I’m saying, to stay relevant. He don’t really want to fight. He’s doing that building his followers, but he’s smart.”
It still seems like a long shot that McGregor and Mayweather will ever face each other in the ring, but that hasn’t stopped fight fans from speculating or the two competitors from trading verbal jabs in the media. McGregor recently said he’d box Mayweather for $100 million, and rapper 50 Cent apparently told UFC president Dana White that Mayweather is “dead serious” about making the fight happen.
Mayweather’s vulgar rant this week on Periscope only adds to the intrigue.
“I don’t give a (expletive) what night it was, I ain’t never taking no L. I’m (expletive) McGregor up too,” Mayweather said. “Punk-(expletive) McGregor. I’m gonna slap McGregor. I’m gonna slap the (expletive) out of McGregor when I see him.”
Maybe someday we really will see McGregor and Mayweather fight for combat sport supremacy. Until then, let’s just enjoy the back-and-forth trash talk.
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