WATCH: Floyd Mayweather’s Dad STORMS Press Conference But Gets Verbally Slayed By McGregor
If you somehow weren’t hyped about the showdown between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather on August 26, the first pre-fight presser between the two larger than life personalities has surely changed that!
This is the fight that most fans didn’t believe would ever happen and a lot of boxing greats don’t want to happen but since it is indeed happening anyway, why not sit back and enjoy the ride? Because whatever the hell happens in six weeks time, it’s guaranteed to be one hell of a ride.
Some people say that this is a win-win for McGregor: if he loses as most people expect him to, he’ll still walk away with the biggest payday of his fighting career and his reputation as an MMA fighter will still be intact but if he somehow manages to pull off the upset of all upsets and beat Mayweather at his own game, McGregor will become a legend in two sports (and still walk away with all that cash).
— SHOWTIME SPORTS (@SHOsports) July 11, 2017
Following the first press conference of the Mayweather vs. McGregor world tour, the UFC lightweight champion addressed the media in a solo format. McGregor didn’t only take shots at his opponent, but also at his opponent’s father, Mayweather Sr.
“The old man came — and I don’t know who’s who, I got confused — but the old man came and he was saying some stuff,” McGregor said regarding his stare down with Mayweather Jr. “So whatever, I don’t know.”
Immediately after the comments, Mayweather Sr. interrupted the action.
— HEEL TEM (@HEEL_TEM) July 11, 2017
“Like what, son?” Mayweather Sr. shouted. “I will beat your ass, I will beat your ass.”
And that’s when McGregor instantly replied with a witty comeback comment, which sparked a whole argument between the two.
“You’ll get your chance on Aug. 26, Junior.”
Watch the exchange between the Irishman and Mayweather Sr below: