Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Fighting is about fortune over fame

Brandon Parsons
July 14, 2017

Instead of exploding over Conor's comments, Mayweather dismissed the media's fascination with McGregor's choice wording.

The duo met for the first time yesterday at the Staples Center in Las Vegas with both involved in heated exchanges.

Conor McGregor bounced back to his epic best in Toronto on Wednesday with a blistering character assassination of his foe Floyd Mayweather.

As per the Guardian, during the press conference, McGregor made fun of Mayweather's clothes, mocked his unpaid tax bill and promised to knock the boxing great out in less than four rounds. "When Floyd was 28, he was on Oscar De La Hoya's undercard and that's just facts", McGregor declared.

"You are 40 years of age", McGregor said. "Learn to dress", McGregor said. "You know my middle name". Mayweather earned well more than $200 million for beating Pacquiao, giving him the biggest payday of his career.

"You do something with that flag, I'll f-k you up", McGregor said. "It did take me a little bit by surprise, but it's part of the entertainment value of the McGregor business".

He added: "I still think they are looking at the very early UFC fights when some of the skills weren't as well developed".

Jul 12, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Floyd Mayweather taunts Conor McGregor as he speaks during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor boxing fight at Budweiser Stage.

"If you believe in yourself like you say you believe in yourself, bet your whole fight check you b-ch", Mayweather said.

McGregor, the UFC's best known fighter, last fought in November, an MMA Lightweight Championship bout that he won by TKO at Madison Square Garden, here in the city.

The fight between Mayweather and Irishman McGregor will take place in Las Vegas on August 26 and is likely to be one of the highest grossing of all time.

With high drama, jibes, abuses, low-blows and big money, this is not just a boxing fight but a grand spectacle, and a money-spinning show.

"It's exceeded my expectations as far as how fast everything has been moving and the position that I've been put in on the fast track", she continues.

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