It’s all kicking off between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather right now…
During a highly unlikely sequence of events this year, a debut boxer has been booked against an all-time great. No, we’re not discussing the plot of a Rocky movie, this is real life.
Conor McGregor, UFC lightweight and former featherweight champion will face Floyd Mayweather on August 26. Although many fans and pundits have condemned the fight as a circus, it will no doubt garner much attention over the coming months.
Given McGregor’s history as a showman, and Mayweather being the boxer people ‘love to hate,’ it’s no surprise today’s press conference is already going viral.
Mayhem at The Presser
Taking place in Los Angeles, California today is the first Mayweather vs. McGregor press conference. LA is the first of four whistle stop venues on the 10,000 KM world tour this week.
To no one’s surprise, the difference in size between the two fighters was bonkers. Check out what happened when Mayweather and McGregor came face-to-face for the first time. SPOILER – this is some corny sh*t!
Skip to the 39-minute mark for the staredown, then skip the cronies in suits for Mayweather and McGregor talking and staring down:
Continue reading below for the best quotes from the MayMac press conference…
Here’s What McGregor Had To Say
“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.”
“All I need is a gumshield and line me up to the ring, I’m good to go. Shout out to my son, I’m a Daddy now. He is my motivation, to provide for him and set him up for life. No one has done this sh*t before.”
Continue reading below for Mayweather’s comments…
Here’s What Floyd Had To Say
“I still got it! Point to the easy work then! I don’t give a f*ck if it’s the ring, or if it’s the octagon, put me in there and I’mma kick ass! I’m gonna knock this bitch out, that’s right you sit there quiet you little bitch.”
“You can get it right now! Y’ll want me to get it right now? Nah we gonna save that for the payday.”
MAYWEATHER vs MCGREGOR WORLD TOUR FULL PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (all times AEST)
Los Angeles, USA— Staples Centre, Wednesday July 12 @ 7am, AEST
Toronto, Canada — Budweiser Stage, Thursday July 13 @ 7.30am AEST
New York City, USA — Barclays Centre, Friday July 14 @ 8.30am AEST
London, UK — SSE Wembley Arena, Saturday July 15 @ 4am AEST