Last night, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor touched down in Toronto for the second stop of their world press tour. While many fans felt that Mayweather came out on top in the tour’s first stop in Los Angeles, the consensus seems to be that McGregor dominated his foe on the mic in Toronto. He even got the crowd of 15,000 fans to scream “fuck the Mayweathers.”
Despite being the victim of what is widely considered a verbal beatdown, however, Mayweather assured the media post-fight that he’s not upset with McGregor.
“I’VE BEEN DOING PRESS CONFERENCES NOW, WHAT, 21 YEARS? NOTHING NEW,” HE SAID (VIAMMAFIGHTING.COM).
“HE’S ENTITLED TO FEEL WHAT HE WANTS TO FEEL. IT’S ABOUT GIVING THE PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT. THE PEOPLE WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED AND I THINK BOTH PRESS CONFERENCES THAT WE’VE DONE WERE UNBELIEVABLE.”
“I’M NOT UPSET WITH HIM. IT’S NOT LIKE THE GUY DID SOMETHING HARSH TO ME. HE FEELS LIKE HE’S THE BEST WARRIOR IN THE WORLD. I FEEL LIKE I WAS ONE OF THE BEST WARRIORS WHEN I WAS COMPETING. BUT I CAME BACK, I’M COMPETING FOR ONE MORE.”
Mayweather then reiterated that he’s not affected by McGregor’s trash talk because he’s much too much damn money to care.
“I’M NOT UPSET AT ALL,” HE SAID. “WHY WOULD I BE UPSET? I LIVE A COMFORTABLE LIFE, MADE SMART INVESTMENTS, AND I’M A-OK. THE THING IS THIS, AFTER THIS FIGHT, HE’S SET FOR LIFE NOW. BEFORE THIS FIGHT, HE WASN’T SET. IN HIS LAST FIGHT, HE MADE $3M. IN MY LAST FIGHT, I MADE $50M. SO THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SEVEN-FIGURE FIGHTER AND A NINE-FIGURE FIGHTER. I’VE MADE NINE FIGURES ON MORE THAN JUST ONE OCCASION.”
Do you think Conor McGregor is getting to Floyd Mayweather? Is it possible that the Irishman will get in the American’s head?
This article first appeared onBJPenn.comon 7/13/2017.