Continuing his rise up the ranks as one of the GOAT in MMA, Conor McGregor only adds fuel to his ascension with his over-the-top trash-talk. He holds no punches, just like in the ring, and it especially shows when you watch Conor McGregor taunting Floyd Mayweather. Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather is possibly the biggest event in combat sports history. The hype only keeps building, and both fighters continue to trade verbal blows on social media, the press, and culminated in a four-city press tour that ended in a roasting. While Mayweather remains the favorite, the best Floyd Mayweather burns by Conor McGregor landed the Irishman a victory in the trash-talk arena.
Analysts speculate that the payday for both fighters will surpass the $100 million mark. The fight will be fought in a boxing ring under boxing rules, and with 10 oz. gloves. So naturally, McGregor's doing all he can to get his name in the news; now, even if he loses, he still retains all the fame and fortune the pre-fight hype bought him these past few months. Not only that, he also secures his legacy, for better or worse, as one of the most outspoken trash-talkers the sports world has ever known.
He Could've Rode Off Into The Sunset
McGregor remains undefeated in boxing and McGregor delights in telling him he will be the one to destroy his legacy. He tells Mayweather's manager he'll have to pick up the pieces, and that Floyd's record is going to be tarnished because "they got greedy." All this mixed together with a home court advantage of being in London led to some top-notch trash talk.
Call Me C.J. Watson
Conor tweeted this out in response to Floyd's appearance on First Take. C.J. Watson is a reference to the NBA player Floyd accused of sleeping with his former girlfriend due to some text messages. In the end, Mayweather ended up serving 90 days for domestic abuse against her. Conor makes himself the homewrecker here, as well as slyly calling out Mayweather for beating women.
Boxing's Biggest B*tch
Most spectators agree McGregor spat fire daggers during the Toronto press conference and was hands-down the winner in that exchange. McGregor gets to the heart of their fighting styles - he is a knock-out artist, while Mayweather has boxing's greatest defense. McGregor echoes the critics when he proclaims, "His head is too small... He's never even fought a day in his life. He's a runner. He's boxing's biggest b*tch."
Let's Go Get Some Boxing Ones Now Son
Sometimes the best burns come in wholesome shapes, like baby Conor Jr. nestled inside of one of many championship belts on a sofa, while his dad supports his head gently. McGregor Sr.'s uses the endearing imagery of fatherhood to announce he's coming to get some more belts in a sport he's never competed in. This picture manages to undercut Mayweather's accomplishments as the undefeated champion in five divisions.