There was no love lost between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in the Las Vegas ring last night… or so you might’ve thought.
Money was made – still undefeated with an impressive 50 bout stretch after the ref called it in the tenth – and, inevitably, so were the memes.
The fight of titanic proportions has been played out over the past few months like a (slightly homoerotic) Hollywood movie:
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So it’s only fitting Mac and Mayweather took their chance on the pay-per-view screen to replicate a little slice of romantic movie history.
One still has captured the hearts and imaginations of Boxing and UFC fans on Twitter – as well as a few of Leonardo Di Caprio – and the comparisons are hilarious.
Just check out those side-by-sides:
— RedRom? (@iHardySalim) August 27, 2017
— Thabo Mteebo Dlamini (@ThaboMteebo) August 27, 2017
— El mismo de siempre (@anti_anonimo) August 27, 2017
— Jack Smyth (@DeftonesSmurf91) August 27, 2017
— Jacklyn (@Call_me_jacklyn) August 27, 2017
— Matt Ridley (@BuckeyeRidley) August 27, 2017
The tensions between the two professional athletes has been palpable for months, with both waging verbal warfare on each other.
Things reached a head when Twitter spotted Conor’s rousing appearance at the weigh-in which many felt indicated just how excited the Irish UFC champ was about the superfight.
So much so, this modern day prophet even predicted the throwback months ago:
Mcgregor to knock out mayweather then @Revitalize to make a meme of it with titanic music 30 minutes later, remember this tweet
— Fozzy (@FozzyBruh) August 26, 2017
Even 50 Cent got involved:
Although Mayweather has officially announced his retirement from professional boxing, there’s one thing for sure…
His heart will go on.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.