Floyd Mayweather was asked whether he was able to see the recent Conor McGregor fight against Eddie Alvarez. Floyd lets out a delighted chuckle and then says, “I didn’t even know that he fought.”
The cameraman then quizzically asks, “You didn’t see it?”, to which Floyd replies, “Nah, absolutely not.”
Floyd Mayweather is a pathological sports gambler (see $10 million bet on Broncos vs Seahawks in Super Bowl for proof) and we can all agree that he most definitely knew that UFC 205 was taking place because he probably had at least a couple hundred thousand dollars on one of the matches. He’s “all about that action boss.”
But ok, let’s just pretend that Floyd was telling the truth and wasn’t trying to downplay McGregor’s significance in pop culture right now.
The cameraman says that he thought Floyd would’ve been interested because Conor is “the Floyd Mayweather of the UFC.” That’s all it takes to set Floyd off…
Floyd starts to go off about how amazing he is and how he was undefeated, and world champ for 20 years, and held titles in 5 different weight classes, and how much money he made in each fight, and so on and so forth. These are all actually valid points. Floyd Mayweather’s $300 million purse for fighting Manny Pacquiao was boxing’s largest ever, and likely eclipses Conor McGregor’s lifetime earnings many times over in just one night.
“Never compare Conor McGregor to me. It’s total disrespect. I mean, once again, uhhh, I’m an elephant. Elephants don’t beef with ants. An elephant is so large he don’t even see ants.”
Let’s just all hope that all of this will eventually culminate in some kind of Mayweather vs McGregor super fight, the likes of which the world has never seen before. It’s unlikely though, as rumors are now swirling that Mayweather Pacquiao II is in the works.