As we all predicted beforehand and was overwhelmingly confirmed when they fought in August, Floyd Mayweather is a much better boxer than Conor McGregor. Just like McGregor is a much better mixed martial artist than Floyd, which would just as resoundingly be proven if the two ever stepped into the Octagon together.
Sadly, that does not appear to be on the cards.
Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White — who has a vested interest in doing stuff like this — hinted that a deal to bring Mayweather to fight in the Octagon was a “realistic possibility.”
"We're talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal," White told ESPN. "It's real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren't real? He usually tips his hand when he's in the media, and then that
The rumor mill was just starting to churn
“I’m just saying I could — I’m not doing it — but I’m saying what I could do to make a billion dollars
Which is a shame, because if there’s one person who really deserves to have their teeth kicked in in front of millions of people, it’s Mayweather. Not just because he’s an narcissistic showboat who’s been ducking real fights for years, but also because of what he's done to women, repeatedly.
Ostensibly after hearing Mayweather’s comments, McGregor shared his thoughts on the matter:
Pussy— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 21, 2017
He then followed that with an image of him with his two UFC belts:
It’s not quite how we would’ve articulated it, but it sums up our thoughts nonetheless.
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