The “rivalry” between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. has gone to a new level as the former boxing champion took to taunting the UFC superstar every chance he had, like posting an Instagram video of McGregor tapping out to Nate Diaz at their UFC 196 fight this past March. Mayweather, one of the greatest and most controversial boxers of all-time, offered $10,000 to the best caption posted about the video, promising the results on Monday, December 19th.
The retired boxing legend also took to Periscope to go on another rant aimed at the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, saying, “I’ma tell you like this, he’s blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. He don’t really want to fight because I went to his boss,” Mayweather said. “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.”
In Mayweather’s mind, McGregor is just using his name to further his own career.
While some have estimated that a boxing match between the two could fetch anywhere up to $500 million in revenue, and McGregor was recently issued a boxing license in California, Mayweather sees that as just a diversion, and doesn’t believe the fight will ever take place: “I don’t fight in California. What did he get a license in California for,” the boxer wondered in a profanity-filled rant that also included Mayweather saying he’d “slap the shit” out of “punk-ass McGregor” when he sees him.