Trash talk is a very important part of any fighting sport and McGregor and Mayweather took it to new levels during the build-up to their super-fight.
But it didn’t end there and now Mayweather has revealed what he said to the UFC champion mid-fight.
Following the conclusion of the fifth round, Mayweather decided to tease McGregor as he realised he was behind on one scorecard at the time.
In the post-fight interview Mayweather revealed to reporters:
I said: ‘You still haven’t knocked me out? You said it wouldn’t go past four, when are you going to use your power?’
It was quite the statement and in the next round McGregor started to lose some of his power and ultimately succumbed to fatigue bringing the fight to an end during the tenth round.
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Mayweather also spoke about his thoughts on McGregor adding:
His punching power is solid but I’ve felt it before so I kept coming forward.
It wasn’t the kind of power that stopped me coming forward. I told you guys I’d come straight ahead.
I could have sat back and counter-punched. My plan was to let him shoot heavy shots and take him down the stretch.
I wanted to let him shoot heavy shots from the beginning.
His plan certainly worked – Mayweather was crowned the winner leaving him with the greatest boxing record of all-time, an unblemished 50-0.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.