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.
These Two Juiceheads You Got
Mayweather's security team, affectionately referred to as "juicehead monkeys" by McGregor, got in McGregor's face after being told to "form Voltron." The next day in London, McGregor ripped into Floyd's bodyguards, and then mercilessly ridiculed Mayweather- "Forty years of age, mate! Get your sh*t together."
That's For The Tax Man
Floyd Mayweather pulls out a large check, and Conor McGregor responds with a joke about owing money to the IRS pic.twitter.com/m8MTDSw1bR— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 11, 2017
Mayweather's tax problems continue to make the headlines, providing the perfect fodder for this zinger McGregor prepared for him. The combination of going by the moniker "Money" while also going through tax problems lends itself to jokes that write themselves, but McGregor displays his trademark precision with his comic timing.