UFC News: Floyd Mayweather slams Conor McGregor's UFC accomplishments
UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor continues to build up his name and expand his fame after making UFC history by defeating Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden this past weekend (Saturday, November 12, 2016) and becoming the first ever two-division UFC champion,
Conor McGregor has in the past and continues to draw many comparisons to legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.
TMZ caught up with Mayweather, who has since retired from boxing with an undefeated record of 49-0, to ask about the comparisons between him and ‘The Notorious One’s’ great combat sports careers, to which ‘Money’ took great offence and stated:
“I didn’t know Conor McGregor was undefeated, or that he had reigned in MMA for 20 years undefeated, and was world champion in five different weight divisions,” Mayweather said.
If you say he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA, I’m trying to find out. Have you ever made $300 million in one night? Have You Ever made $100 million in one night? Have you ever made $70 million in one night?”
McGregor and Mayweather have been rumoured to fight each other for some time now, with the rumours really starting to heat up once McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) after a heated rivalry with the UFC brass for removing him from the historic UFC 200 card in August.
Floyd also went on to comment on McGregor by saying:
“I’m a legend, a living legend. I gave to the sport of boxing years and years of hard work. It was blood, sweat and tears, I had a tremendous team, a tremendous run.
I think it’s time for Conor McGregor to do what he do, but never compare Conor McGregor to me, that’s total disrespect. I’m an elephant and elephants don’t beef with ants. Elephant is so large he don’t even see ants.”
Mayweather himself has also expressed major interest in coming out of retirement to fight the brash Irishman but recently stated that he was unable to make the fight happen.
With McGregor continuing to get bigger and bigger with each and every victory he adds to his record, and Floyd growing seemingly tired with the comparisons to the Irish champ, it may only be a matter of time before we see the two slug it out inside the boxing ring.
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