Floyd Mayweather Has His Say On Conor McGregor's Crazy Antics
Floyd Mayweather has commented on Conor McGregror's crazy antics at the UFC 223 press conference.
The Irishman and his entourage turned up unannounced in Brooklyn conference, causing chaos and attempting to hurl objects at the bus carrying the fighters.
'The Notorious' was stripped of the lightweight title ahead of Saturday night's event, where Khabib Nurmagomedov became the undisputed champion by defeating Al Iaquinta, the fourth and final scheduled opponent for the Russian on the cursed card.
McGregor's actions were a direct response to Khabib's intense head-to-head with the 29-year old's SBG teammate Artem Lobov which occured when the fighters arrived at the hotel.
Lobov was subsequently pulled from the card, while McGregor was arrested and released on $50,000 bail.
Mayweather, who beat McGregor to claim his 50th and final victory inside the boxing ring, condemned his actions but his comments have unsurprisingly caused a stir.
"I feel that when you have reached such a high status, you have to carry yourself in a classy way," Mayweather told Showtime's Jim Gray in Las Vegas.
"Meaning, I know that when we fought, we both sold the fight, the world loved what we did. But outside the ring, you have to carry yourself like a gentleman."
I'm sorry, did Mayweather just respond to the McGregor incident with this gem: "...outside the ring, you've got to carry yourself like a gentleman." How are those charges of domestic abuse sitting with you buddy??- Maïa Dunphy (@MaiaDunphy) April 8, 2018
Floyd Mayweather, a serial domestic abuser, on Conor McGregor: Outside of the ring, you have to carry yourself like a gentleman.- Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) April 8, 2018
Bit rich coming from Mayweather isn't it? With his domestic abuse history, he's probably the last person in a position to give advice on how one should conduct themselves.
In the same interview, the retired 41-year old said that he's done boxing and would only consider a switch to the Octagon if the money was right.
"Retirement has been great, but as you know and everybody knows, I go on retirement, I come back. Is it possible I come back? Yes, but if I do come back, it has to be in the Octagon.
"You gotta talk to Showtime, CBS and my team. You talk to my team about that, we all get on the same page, and we'll see. Of course, the number's gonna be crazy."
Floyd Mayweather says it's possible he'll fight in the UFC ... and it could be with Conor McGregor. pic.twitter.com/6KhRKrMDjI- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 8, 2018
(h/t Bloody Elbow)