Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has his fair share of history with Conor McGregor. The ex-UFC lightweight champion got in some serious bother in New York this past weekend and Mayweather was not impressed…
When Conor McGregor goes nuts, he really goes completely nuts. This past weekend in New York wasn’t the first time the popular Irishman had flipped out but it was certainly the most serious incident thus far.
As fighters for UFC 223 were leaving the Barclays center following their media obligations, McGregor showed up and went berserk. The Irishman had allegedly been let in through a locked entrance by credentialed ‘Mac Life’ reporters.
Although his assault on the bus full of fighters did have a somewhat theatrical feel to it, the ramifications were all too real. Three fights were scrapped from the pay-per-view events. Topping it all off, McGregor handed himself over to the New York Police Department.
‘The Notorious’ faced 12 charges including two felonies, ranging from vandalism to assault.
Bailed Out But Far From Over
McGregor’s bail of $50K was probably covered by the cash in his wallet at the time of the attack. UFC president Dana White condemned McGregor’s actions as ‘disgusting.’ That said, the promotion was only too happy to promote the video of the incident all over the internet and social media.
White also claimed McGregor is facing a number of lawsuits from fellow fighters who were on the bus. One fighter, who’s had his own history of run-ins with the law, Floyd Mayweather says McGregor needs to handle himself with more class:
Mayweather Talks Bus Attack & UFC Debut
“I feel that when you have reached such high status, you have to carry yourself in a classy way,” he said. “Outside the ring, you have to carry yourself as a gentleman.”
“Retirement has been great, but as you know and everyone knows, I go in retirement, and I come back. It is possible I do come back, but if I do come back, it has to be in the octagon.”
“Al Haymon says no,” Mayweather said. “I spoke with Showtime, (and) I spoke with CBS. If I do come back, Showtime and CBS has to be involved.”
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“You got to talk to Showtime (and) CBS,” he said. “The money is going to be crazy. I can do whatever I want to do. I’m Floyd Mayweather.”
Crazy money indeed, but at what cost? Floyd Mayweather would face unspeakable odds against anyone with an ounce of grappling knowledge. Most fighters train their entire careers in every discipline of the sport, including BJJ, wrestling etc.