The Mayweather vs McGregor trash talk has begun as expected and the UFC lightweight champion wasted no time engaging the undefeated boxer. Both finally came face-to-face to promote their Aug. 26 fight and the brash-talking Irishman set the tone with his special suit pinstriped with “F*CK You”.
The proverbial jabs were expected but no one perhaps expected Conor McGregor to go as far as to have an obviously custom-made suit for the occasion. Looking beyond the August fight, it wouldn’t be surprising if McGregor would wear it again when facing future (UFC) opponents.
Adding insult to injury
Seeing how Conor McGregor went out of his way to have a tailor-made suit, it technically stands out as a proverbial jab as well. As covered in a previous post, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has requested the U.S. Tax Courts for a delay in settling a previous fee. Such has sent mixed signals, including the financial standing of the undefeated boxer.
On cue, McGregor took a swipe at Mayweather’s celebrated request. “He’s in a f***ing tracksuit, he can’t even afford a suit anymore,” McGregor quipped as reported by the Daily Mail. But of course, Mayweather would not take that insult sitting down.
When he got his chance, Mayweather took the microphone and pulled out a check for $100 million and showed it to the people in attendance. With the fireworks ignited, expect a lot more jabs happening and originating from anywhere – particularly from social media.
How will the Mayweather vs McGregor turn out?
Still considered a fantasy match by most, the hands-down favorite is Floyd Mayweather Jr. The reason is obvious since both will be trading punches via sport that obviously favors the Flamboyant One.
McGregor has been working out his boxing prowess but most believe that time is essential. He could land a jab or two. But the fact that he would be confined to using his hands to throw punches (rather than kicks and grapples) makes the boxing champion the favorite.
Either way, McGregor is given the benefit of the doubt. He may lack the boxing knowledge but he could pull off a surprise. Mayweather vowed that after this match, he would quitting entirely. It is a message he has used before though he cites age as a reason.
“I’m not the same fighter I was 21 years ago. I’m not the same fighter I was 10 years ago. I’m not even the same fighter I was two years ago,” said Mayweather in a report from AFP via the Manila Bulletin.