Conor McGregor Considering Going Full Rocky For Next UFC Fight
Jul 17 2017
"Until you've seen the traditional martial arts style against a flat-footed style like boxing, you can't compare".
"This is my last fight", Mayweather said. "Real fighters never give up".
Cash flow would improve after the McGregor bout.
The Notorious will fight the 49-0 legend in a boxing match on August 26, in what many have labelled a complete mismatch.
Thursday's show at the Barclays Center, home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, drew a pro-McGregor crowd of more than 13,000.
For Mayweather, the years are unlikely to have done more than fractionally diminish the kind of hand speed, and punch connection rate, which will make McGregor feel like he is facing a combination of Jesse James and Wyatt Earp. After a wild showing at Toronto, Mayweather and McGregor each brought a theatrical element to the NY event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. "I wanted this fight, and August 26, it's going to be blood, sweat and tears from the opening bell".
Mayweather, meanwhile, was all indifference until it was his turn to launch into his profanity-laced response.
Yet while he will get over a sporting defeat, it's hard to imagine this personality who has long divided Irish popular opinion will ever be taken seriously again in light of the loutish, vile antics he has displayed on stage alongside Mayweather this week.
"That doesn't sit well with me", he told reporters. "Whether it's next, I don't know". I don't have to watch your tapes.
This Mayweather-McGregor hooplah just keeps getting better.
"The boxing world is small so it's a small circle, " Vargas said. So every day when I go to work, it's like "ouch". I'm very confident whether it's in a ring or an octagon.
While taunting Mayweather onstage, McGregor handed him a copy of Jay-Z's newest album and said, "I want you to take this and listen to it and learn". McGregor said. "50 Cent's a b*tch". I just wanted to say something and have a little bit of fun with it. Fighters bring a totally different style when they fight me. "He knows nothing about the game that I'm involved with".