The initial staredown between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather was an intense affair but also spelled out the differences in experience between the two fighters.
Conor Mcgregor, the most outspoken sportsperson the world has seen in the recent years is all set have a bout against the boxing supremo Floyd Mayweather. The match will take place on August 26 in Las Vegas and the press tour for the bout started on Wednesday. The Ireland-born UFC champion as always started trash talking and every sentence of his contained the words ‘F’ word. Addressing the press McGregor said, “He’s in a ******* tracksuit” and added, He can’t even afford a suit anymore. The Royces are 2012 outside. He is ******. There’s no other way about it. His little legs, his little core, his little head. I’m going to knock him out inside four rounds mark my words,” as per Indian Express report. A stoic Floyd Mayweather did not look perturbed and said,”I still got it. Twenty-one is the number. That’s how long I’ve been kicking a**.
Here are the best moments of the press conference:
1) The initial staredown between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather was an intense affair but also spelled out the differences in experience between the two fighters. The 28-year-old was clearly basking in the moment as McGregor was suited and booted when he hit the stage. Meanwhile, Mayweather was business as usual as he took the stage second wearing a TMT hoodie and a baseball cap. McGregor played to the crowd and posed for the cameras. When his eyes met Mayweather’s, he swiftly engaged in the first bout of mind games. The Irishman menacingly chewed his gum in an effort to intimidate his opponent but Mayweather remained stone-faced and never once took his gaze off of McGregor.
Conor McGregor didn’t hold back. pic.twitter.com/81KtOUQ9jT
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 12, 2017
2) After having a pumped-up introduction by a UFC president Dana White, Mcgregor got right to business. He said,”“He’s in an [expletive] track suit,” McGregor said. “He can’t even afford a suit anymore. He is [expletive]. There’s no other way about it. I’m going to knock him out inside of four rounds, mark my words.” He added,”He won’t be conscious inside of four rounds,” he continued. “He’s fought people who have shied away from him. I don’t fear him or his limited set of rules that makes this a quarter of a right. This isn’t a true fight. If it was, it wouldn’t take one round for me to knock him out.”
“When Floyd was 28, he was on Oscar De La Hoya’s undercard” – @TheNotoriousMMA
— UFC (@ufc) July 12, 2017
3) After Mcgregor stopped his trash talk we got to see a new Mayweather. The 49-0 boxer in his previous fights normally left the trash talk to his opponents and concentrated only on the match. But this time he threw the hat in the ring. He said,”He looks good for a seven- or eight-figure fighter but I’m a nine-figure fighter,” he boasted. “God doesn’t make mistakes and he only made one thing perfect and that’s my boxing record. You line them up and I knock them down like bowling pins. I knock this [expletive] out too.”