Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past year, chances are you’ve heard all about the potential of a Conor McGregor Vs Floyd Mayweather Jr superfight.
It’s the stuff of legends and mass debate. Just who would win? Who’s the better fighter? Who’s the bigger legend of the sporting world?
In the aftermath of McGregor’s undeniable demolishing and dismantling of Eddie Alvarez on Saturday night in New York City, Floyd claimed that he hadn’t seen the fight before referring to the Notorious as an ant, reports TMZ.
Speaking to TMZ, a visibly aggravated Floyd said:
I didn’t know he was undefeated, I didn’t know he reigned in MMA for 20 years and was undefeated, and was world champion in five different weight classes. That’s something I didn’t know.
If you say he’s the Floyd Mayweather of MMA, then I’m trying to find out. Has he ever made $300million (£240m) in one night? $100m (£80m) in one night? $70m (£56m) in one night?
I’m a legend, a living legend; to the sport of boxing I gave years and years of hard work; there was blood, sweat and tears.
Now you can’t argue with Floyd. He’s got a point. Personally I love McGregor but is he really in the same league as somebody who was an undefeated champ for so long?
No matter what your opinion is, McGregor was not happy in the fucking slightest telling reporters that Floyd should call him an ant ‘to my face’.
But last night in NYC’s, 1 Oak, it really stepped up a gear as McGregor hijacked the DJ booth and forced the mic up to his face, yelling:
Floyd’s not ready for this.
Much respect to Floyd. He’s a solid businessman on what he’s been able to do … he’s a fucking animal at what he’s been able to do. But as far as real fighting… as far as true pure unarmed combat… Floyd don’t want none of this. He does not want any of this.
He wants it under boxing rules. He wants a boxing match, he doesn’t want a fight.
I want $100 million cash to fight him under boxing rules … he’s afraid of a real fight.
But is this superfight which attains so much talk, gossip, and attention ever going to actually take place or is it just something to quell the time and keep talk of the two fighters in the air?
According to Conor’s long-term coach, John Kavanagh, McGregor should be looking towards a deciding third fight against Nate Diaz.
Despite tensions high between McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kavanagh claimed:
I think Nate would beat either Tony Fergusson or Khabib. Now, I understand Khabib is the number one contender and it’s probably gonna be him if that’s how the company works – but for me, interest wise, the Nate fight would interest me greater.
I guess only time will tell guys…
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.