The Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather beef continues to rage over social media. The verbal sparring between the UFC lightweight champion and the undefeated boxing legend has been going on for some time now.
What at first seemed like innocent, social media-driven words between two elite competitors has gotten more personal with every exchange. A few weeks ago, McGregor obtained a boxing license in the state of California.
I doubt he plans to box Mayweather. That would be as ridiculous as Floyd meeting McGregor inside the Octagon. We also know that Floyd is the ultimate strategist and business mind and he says McGregor is simply trying to make headlines rather than work his way toward a potential superfight between the two.
Man, I dont fight in California. What did he get a license in California for, Mayweather said, per FightHype.com. Ima tell you like this, hes blowing smoke up everybodys ass. He dont really want to fight because I went to his boss. He dont really want to fight. Hes just doing that to keep his name alive, you know what Im saying, to stay relevant. He dont really want to fight. Hes doing that building his followers, but hes smart.
McGregor recently said hed shoot a fair one with Mayweather for $100 million, and rapper 50 Cent apparently told UFC president Dana White that Mayweather is dead serious about making the fight happen.
This week, Floyd went in on Periscope, lacing McGregors good name with a classic rant full of vulgarities and insults. The mastermind businessman is at it again, attacking McGregors UFC loss to Nate Diaz in March, in which McGregor was forced into submission by a rear naked choke hold in Round 2.
It actually all started back in January, before the loss to Diaz, when TSL reported how Floyd attributed McGregor’s celebrity rise to white privilege. McGregor struck back by calling Floyd a racist. Now Floyd is taking things to a next level.
I dont give a (expletive) what night it was, I aint never taking no L. Im gonna (expletive) McGregor up too, Mayweather said. Punk-(expletive) McGregor. Im gonna slap McGregor. Im gonna slap the (expletive) out of McGregor when I see him.
To intensify the beef, late Wednesday night, Mayweather posted a video of McGregor getting annihilated by Diaz at UFC 196. Not only did Mayweather post the video, he called on his followers to come up with a caption, saying hed pay the winner of the caption contest $10,000 and referred to McGregor as “Connor McTapout.”
Neither champion benefits from a fight in which they have to change disciplines. Its unlikely that a fight of this nature will ever happen. Although money makes the world go round and Mayweather is extremely bored at this juncture of his life having put the boxing world on smash. Hes the kind of dude that needs to have an adversary to feel like hes doing something.
As much as he accuses McGregor of trying to build his name off Floyds back, Mayweather cant stand not being in the spotlight and making money is obviously something that makes him feel more confident about life. If hes not flaunting it and proving his superiority, hes really not enjoying himself.
So just watch the magician work. By the time these guys ever do face each other in some well-regulated and watered down form of hand-to-hand combat, the fight might be worth $500 million apiece.
Right now, these dudes are just setting the stage to make history.