Ahead of their August fight, ultimate fighter Conor McGregor and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, two of the biggest mouths in the fight game, landed hilarious verbal haymakers against each other in a pre-fight press conference on Tuesday.
Wearing a suit with the words “f**k you” printed on it in a pinstripe pattern, McGregor took jabs at Mayweather’s reported back tax issues.
“He’s in a f***ing tracksuit, he can’t even afford a suit anymore,” he said, prompting Mayweather to whip out a check for $100 million.
— FerretBuzz (@ferretbuzz1) July 12, 2017
“On August 26, this man will be unconscious, he’s too small, he’s too frail,’ McGregor told the crowd.
RT businessinsider “Conor McGregor wore a suit with a vulgar message sewn into it to Mayweather press conference … pic.twitter.com/BFToLVvUXW“
— BestUSTraders (@bestUStraders) July 12, 2017
Conor McGregor brings Mayweather fight to life with digs about taxes, size, and boxing style … pic.twitter.com/IPQZUOJ8gv
— Stuart Thomson (@Redpolitics) July 12, 2017
“I will come out and paint many pictures. I can fight in my styles. I can dazzle him,” he said.
Noting the limitations of the fight, considering McGregor is used to ultimate fighting which employees wrestling, martial arts and boxing, he still predicted victory.
“He will be unconscious inside four rounds. He’s not experienced this,” he taunted. “I don’t fear him. This is a limited set of rules that makes this half a fight.”
— GASTON (@GHASSEN_UNITED) July 12, 2017
People say Floyd Mayweather can’t read…. Peep McGregor’s suit today. pic.twitter.com/y3shgpqNiC
— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) July 11, 2017
Floyd Mayweather: “Wanna see what a $100m fight looks like?”
*Floyd pulls out a cheque*
Conor McGregor: “That’s for the tax man…” 😂🔥 pic.twitter.com/wch7ZO0NGa
— SPORF (@Sporf) July 11, 2017
Mayweather, who is known to be as brash and outspoken as McGregor, fired back, attacking the lack of wealth of McGregor’s fans.
“He can be more famous,” Mayweather fired back. “I always chose fortune over fame.”
“You have a lot of people on social media with 20 million followers,” he said.”But they may not have $20,000 in the bank.”
How the financial status of McGregor’s fans makes Mayweather a better fighter is unknown.
The highly anticipated fight is set to take place on August 26 at the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
It is so highly anticipated that, according to UFC President Dana White, President Donald Trump’s camp called him about it.
White, who is a friend of the president and spoke at the Republican National Convention, told celebrity news site TMZ that the president would not likely attend the fight because he doesn’t want to ruin it.
“He feels like he’ll ruin events,” he said. “Secret Service is going to have to go through the place, shut down streets and create crazy traffic.”
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