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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor resume war of words on Twitter and Instagram

The two took jabs at each other after Mayweather posted an image of a news report on McGregor.

News 12 Jan 2018, 13:36 IST

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor - News Conference
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (left) and Conor McGregor

What's the story?

War of words between two of the greatest superstars of the combat sports 2017's hottest sporting rivalries resumed when boxing champion Floyd 'Money' Mayweather tweeted about Conor McGregor earlier this week. Mayweather tweeted a picture that had been taken from a news report which stated that McGregor has a bounty on his head after punching an Irish cartel member.

This is after Mayweather had defeated McGregor when they faced off last year at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada, USA. The Notorious One, however, did not hold back. His reply to Mayweather's tweet was a very witty one.

In case you didn't know...

Mayweather's professional record extended to 50-0 after he knocked out McGregor last summer. The 40-year-old is still undefeated in the boxing ring with 27 knockouts to his name.

The heart of the matter

The two haven't stopped here and continued the online war of words on Instagram. Both Mayweather and McGregor shared images from last year's fight with captions trying to take shots at the other person.

Violate these nuts ?

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

You violate and I will demonstrate!!

A post shared by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on

Mayweather ended the war with a picture of him punching Conor with a brutal uppercut, captioning the image, "Please, can somebody give me a caption"?

Please, can somebody give me a caption? #MayweatherPromotions #TheMoneyTeam

A post shared by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on

What's next?

Both McGregor and Mayweather have been quiet since last summer's mega bout and neither of them has taken the ring ever since. There has been speculation that a rematch is on the cards with the exception that it will be held in an octagon with MMA rules and not in a boxing ring.

Author's take

Both Mayweather and McGregor have huge egos. Any war of words between them is only going to make the possible rematch more likely and interesting. While it is up to Dana White to arrange the rematch, the fans can enjoy in the meantime as they bash each other on social media.

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