Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor officially began promoting their highly anticipated upcoming fight on August 26 at a press conference yesterday. Both competitors will be participating in a four-city tour which started in Los Angeles.
Needless to say, things broke down pretty quickly, and multiple insults were hurled each way. MMA Junkie provided a full recap of the event, along with some of the more memorable moments and quotes from the day:
McGregor’s first jab at Mayweather: “He’s in a (expletive) track suit. He can’t even afford a suit anymore. He is (expletive). There’s no other way about it – his little legs, his little core, his little head. I’m going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my word.”
McGregor, on what Mayweather faces: “The movement, the power, the ferociousness – he’s not experienced this. He’s fought people who shied away from him. I don’t fear him. I don’t fear this limited set of fighting. This is a limited set of rules that makes this half a fight, a quarter of a fight. If this was a true fight, it wouldn’t even take one round.”
Mayweather, on his “A-side” status:
“We knew I was the A-side. That’s why it says Mayweather first. That’s why this bitch had to come to the boxing ring.
“He look good for a seven-figure fighter. He looks good for eight-fighter figure. But mother(expletive) I’m a nine-figure fighter. And y’all know what? This (expletive) made three million dollars his last fight. We know that’s training camp money for me.”
Mayweather, on McGregor’s fate: “And you will wear that white flag, because you can choose which way you want to go. And I’m guaranteeing you this – you’re going out on your face, or you going out on your back. Now which way you want to go? That’s right. Sit quiet, you little (expletive).
“Talking about my defense – ah, I’ve got good defense. You just show up and I’ll do the rest.”
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