Yesterday, Floyd Mayweather told TMZ Sports during a walk-and-talk interview that he wanted Conor McGregor (21-3) to train at his Las Vegas gym ahead of his lightweight title challenge against champion Khabib Nurmagomedov (26-0) at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 at T-Mobile Arena.
I know that UFC has a training facility, but wed like him to work at the Mayweather boxing club, Mayweather said.
The comment came just two days after the one-year anniversary of the Mayweather vs. McGregor “over-match of the century”, which Mayweather won by a 10th-round TKO.
From what I know, (Nurmagomedov is) a hell of a grappler, and he can wrestle, Mayweather said. But you know, the fans want to see you stand up and fight. Thats what they want to see. But Conor McGregors a tough competitor. Conor McGregors not going to back down from anyone. Hes not scared. Hes a warrior.
McGregor fired back rapidly and sharp on Twitter.
Conor McGregor on Twitter
Fuck the Mayweathers, except Senior and Roger. There is no peace here kid. Step up or step down.
(Expletive) the Mayweathers, except Senior and Roger, McGregor wrote on Twitter. There is no peace here kid. Step up or step down.
Former two-division UFC champion McGregor will return from a more than two-year hiatus in October, when he challenges Khabib Nurmagomedov in attempt to regain the title he never lost but rather was stripped of due to his hiatus from the Octagon.