It appears that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is beginning to grow impatient with Conor McGregor as the blockbuster showdown still looms large between the two. With the negotiations being a sticking point, Mayweather hosted a Q&A session in England to send a message to the UFC lightweight champion.
“If I was him and I was smart, before I lose again in the UFC I’d let Floyd Mayweather kick my ass for a lot of money,” Mayweather said. “It makes business sense.”
Losing before the fight comes to fruition isn’t something Mayweather has to worry about considering he’s currently retired and has never lost a boxing match in his two-decade professional career. Meanwhile, McGregor’s overall MMA record is 21-3 with his most recent loss coming to Nate Diaz just one year ago at UFC 196 in Las Vegas.
Mayweather is aware of that and is using it as a tactic to make the Irishman look bad by suggesting that this is his best opportunity to get rich before he risks his stock dropping with another Octagon loss. He also continued to needle at the fact that McGregor is under contract with the UFC and would need to clear a boxing match with the MMA promotion before anything can happen.
“If someone says ‘I want to fight Floyd Mayweather’, I can simply say ‘yes, let’s make it happen,’” Mayweather said. “But when you’ve got a guy like Conor McGregor he has to talk to (UFC president) Dana White. Dana has to talk to Dana’s bosses … Conor’s not a shot-caller. When they said ‘Why is Floyd Mayweather not fighting Manny Pacquiao?’ it was because Manny Pacquiao had a boss. I don’t have a boss.”
McGregor has continuously taunted Mayweather at every corner in an effort to make the fight. But there are still a great deal of hurdles that would need to be cleared before a fight can be considered. Until then, Mayweather will simply continue to keep using jabs of a verbal nature.
By yahoo sports