Conor McGregor calls out Floyd Mayweather, challenges him to fight
Conor McGregor has no fear of the undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, along with a few other comments for the recently retired fighter.
Conor McGregor continues to love everything coming his way. The curent featherweight champion is reportedly set to take on Rafael dos Anjos for his lightweight title at UFC 197 and is now taking to Instagram to unleash from recent frustrations.
The recently retired welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather recently spoke with Fight Hype, who noted that "racism still exists in boxing."
"And what's so crazy, I don't really know the McGregor guy; never seen him fight. I heard his name actually from one of the runners that works for our company; a little kid named Ken Hopkins, he's a runner and takes care of a lot of the daily business," Mayweather said. "Whatever we need, he takes care of. He's a cool little kid, I like him, and he does MMA. He told me about the guy McGregor. They say he talk a lot of trash and people praise him for it, but when I did it, they say I'm cocky and arrogant. So biased! Like I said before, all I'm saying is this, I ain't racist at all, but I'm telling you racism still exists."
Well, McGregor didn't really appreciate that, as you can see below.
1. Rolling Stone, thank you for putting me as one of your top 25 sex symbols of 2015! My Mother will be delighted and proud! 2. ESPN, FOX, BT Sports, MMA Fighting, Yahoo, MMA Junkie and Sherdog thank you all for awarding me fighter of the year 2015! I appreciate all the hardworking media and their love and commitment to the sport is truly valued. 3. Fighters Only MMA Awards, thank you for the nominations for Fighter of the Year, KO of the Year, International Fighter of the year. I will be in Las Vegas to attend the event and collect all my awards. 4. Floyd Mayweather, don't ever bring race into my success again. I am an Irishman. My people have been oppressed our entire existence. And still very much are. I understand the feeling of prejudice. It is a feeling that is deep in my blood. In my family's long history of warfare there was a time where just having the name 'McGregor' was punishable by death. Do not ever put me in a bracket like this again. If you want we can organise a fight no problem. I will give you a fair 80/20 split purse in my favour seen as your last fight bombed at every area of revenue. At 27 years of age I now hold the key to this game. The game answers to me now. 5. Media instigators/An Garda Siochana. I apologise for having the air-soft in public. I was simply rehearsing for a potential upcoming film role. I understand that the more traffic a story can get the more revenue it generates. So I understand and respect that the media must create these stories and these situations even if at times it is at other people's expense. We've all got to eat. And I eat well. So I will not complain. 6. My next fight. What can I say, it's just another night of easy work for me. I don't just own the game. I run it too.
A photo posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) onJan 8, 2016 at 3:42pm PST
"Floyd Mayweather, don't ever bring race into my success again. I am an Irishman. My people have been oppressed our entire existence. And still very much are. I understand the feeling of prejudice. It is a feeling deep in my blood," McGregor wrote. "If you want, we can organize a fight, no problem. I will give you a fair 80/20 split purse in my favor [seeing] as your last fight bombed at every area of revenue."
Now, while the prospect of that type of fight has us salivating, we know it will never happen. Floyd is now 38 years old and denies he will get back in the ring. McGregor has his eyes on holding two UFC belts and if you think Dana White is going to put his top talent anywhere but the octagon, you are sorely mistaken.
I think the best we can hope for is these two setting up for a TV special or press conference where they can just jaw back and forth at one another for our entertainment.
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