McGregor and Mayweather Go Toe-to-Toe on Social Media
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is taking on UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a one-on-one match on social media—winner takes that sweet, sweet social media-beef victory.
Recently on instagram, Mayweather posted a video calling out Mcgregor for his performance versus Nate Diaz back in March. Floyd seems to be going full-on high school bully with his Instagram roasts, calling out McGregor days later with names like “Conor McTapout’ and ‘Conor the Notorious Quitter’. He certainly seems to be trying to get under McGregor’s skin—going so far as to post a fake interview with one his friends impersonating McGregor and mocked his Irish roots. McGregor responded to Mayweather’s phony interview telling him, “…don’t ever bring race into my success again.”
Despite the massive amount of buzz that this beef is creating—it doesn’t look like anything is going to come out of it. Neither the UFC or Mayweather’s crew seems to be alluding to a match being set up between these two. What, did you think that they were gonna face-off in the ring? Come on, who actually enjoys boxing anymore?
Although we may never see the Mayweather-McGregor fight that we’ve been hoping for, but there’s still hope for some action. While weight categories will likely forever keep these titans from clashing, another boxer seems to be happy to step in for Mayweather. 29 year-old boxer Amir Khan has been weighing in on the beef saying that “When Mayweather knows he’s in a real fight, he just backs out of it.” Khan commented that, “McGregor is a massive name in MMA, and I’m a big name in boxing, so globally, I think it would be a massive fight.”
Despite the massive buzz that Khan is creating, it seems like McGregor might be putting it all aside. Reports say that the former champion and his girlfriend are expecting their first child in May, and he is taking some time away from UFC unless he’s given a stake in ownership for UFC promotions.