Despite the fact that the pair has an undeniable, underlying mutual respect for each other (the fact that they earned each other a nine-digit paycheck certainly helps) Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather still continue to trade shots at one another here and there.
Is it because they want to keep the possibility of a rematch alive? Probably. But when you have two elite shit talkers like McGregor and Mayweather going at it, everyone wins.
The latest barb comes from McGregor’s Instagram, where Conor couldn’t help but take a shot at Floyd for his upcoming MMA fight and the optics of the announcement.
“Is that a tracksuit or a sauna suit Floyd haha wtf. is it hot in Tokyo or what’s the story here? that climate change is no joke fuck me hahah
What in the fuck is going on here? Who’s this little prick next to you ? That’s mad shit. Like something out of rush hour 5 or something. Chris tucker and Jackie fucking Chan back in this bitch. Fucking brilliant. Mad little bastard you are Floyd. Fair fucks to you mate. No lie. Fuck it.”
Mayweather, 41, is making his professional mixed martial arts debut against Japanese kickboxing upstart Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN FF 14 at the Super Saitama Arena in Japan on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2018.
Tenshin, 20, is 27-0 as a professional kickboxer while Mayweather, 41, is 50-0 as a professional boxer.