Recently, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor made headlines ahead of his highly anticipated showdown with Floyd Mayweather on August 26th when footage of the champ sporting a throwback Golden State Warriors jersey surfaced on the internet.
In the footage McGregor can be seen wearing and old-school style #23 Warriors jersey, which was once worn by NBA veteran Jason Richardson. Richardson played in the NBA from 2001-2015, and racked up two NBA dunk contest wins during his professional career. Given Richardson’s renowned status in the NBA, it didn’t seem that unlikely that McGregor was sporting his jersey, despite the champ admittedly not being much of a basketball fan.
When current Warriors star forward Draymond Green saw the photo on social media, he assumed McGregor was wearing his #23. McGregor hit the comments section of the post to inform Green that he was actually sporting a CJ Watson jersey, and asked fans to question why he would be wearing such a random jersey given his admitted lack of interest in the NBA. Fans connected the dots, as it was brought to light that Watson was the man with whom Mayweather accused his woman at the time of sleeping with. It was that exact incident that landed Mayweather in prison for domestic abuse, making the champ wearing Watson’s jersey an extremely personal insult aimed at Floyd Mayweather.
McGregor launched back at Green, insulting him in his explanation saying:
“THAT’S C.J. WATSON MATE. I DON’T KNOW WHO THE F— YOU ARE. NO DISRESPECT THO KID, KEEP HUSTLING AND STAY IN SCHOOL. NOW ASK YOURSELF WHY I’M ROCKING C.J. WHEN I DON’T KNOW OR GIVE A F— ABOUT BASKETBALL. I DRIBBLE HEADS OFF THE FLOOR. NOT A BALL. THIS IS NO GAME HERE KID.”
Green has now fired back:
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/26/2017.