Here we go again!!!
Last night’s first Mayweather vs. McGregor press conference was a strange event. Hitting Los Angeles, CA, for the first stop of the four-day four-City tour, the two were part of a somewhat awkward initial meeting.
The stage was set for MMA’s biggest star and boxing’s best to make a big impression. Instead, the conference was entertaining for many different and unintended reasons. Perhaps boxing and MMA aren’t actually meant to merge in this way?
After a number of old men with funny haircuts spoke about money, McGregor and Mayweather followed suit, but it just didn’t feel right.
Production Errors & Strange Trash Talk
Even before they intentionally cut Conor McGregor’s mic off, there were some seriously terrible production flubs: feedback from the microphones, loss of sound, one camera angle for the entirety of the presser, and so much more.
Anyway, before we completely bash kast night’s first offering in to the ground, set a reminder and join us here for the live stream of the second leg press conference in Toronto, Canada:
No Country For Old Men?
As mentioned, the trash talk was arguably weak, at best. Mayweather seemed more intent on talking about money, than actually about fighting Conor McGregor. At one point ‘Money’ even broke out a $100 million dollar check he ‘hasn’t cashed yet.’
Here’s the highlight, or lowlight depending how you view it, of both men’s offerings at the first presser:
There’s Beef, But It’s in The Slow Cooker
“Baby we did it! I couldn’t hear anything these motherf*ckers said, thank f*ck. These boxing press conferences are a whole different ball game. Somebody’s 0 has got to go. He’s in a f*cking tracksuit, he couldn’t even afford a suit anymore. He is fucked, his little legs, his little core, little head; I’m gonna knock him out inside four, mark my words.”
“Look over my shoulders, McGregor promotions, I always said I would rise up to that. That’s it, he will be out inside four rounds. He has not experienced my power, I don’t fear him. I don’t fear this limited set of fighting. This isn’t a true fight. How’s this suit look? It’s a cracker, an August line of McGregor clothing is coming. The rules, these restrictions amuse me; 10oz gloves, 154 pounds, I don’t give a shit.”
Mayweather’s Best Quotes
“August 26th we’re gonna have on the same thing, and it’s gonna be the same results. It’s gonna be the same results. If you want eight ounce gloves, lets put eight ounce gloves on. If you want four ounce gloves, lets put four ounce gloves on. (McGregor’s mic is cut) Don’t fool the public! Don’t fool the public!”
“We gonna get off in that ass. That’s what we gonna do. And guess what, I’m an old man. I’m not the same man I was 20 years ago, I’m not the same fighter I was 10 years ago, I’m not the same fighter I was five years ago, I’m not even the same fighter I was two years ago. But I got enough to beat you (McGregor).”