Conor McGregor has proved to be a worthy (well not undefeated) successor to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the trash talking department as far as combat sports are concerned. The fiery irishman has been known to get into his opponents’ heads in the lead-up to his fights, as was the case with Nick Diaz and now his upcoming foe Eddie Alvarez. As the UFC’s most prized asset McGregor has the luxury of picking just about anyone he wants to fight within the promotion, but he seems to have his eyes set on the retired boxer. The two have previously entertained questions about a potential superfight, but the 28-year-old has now called Mayweather out in a new interview. Check out an excerpt of it below.
“Floyd is afraid of fighting. Floyd doesn’t want to fight. Floyd wants a boxing match. And I’ve already said ‘No problem. Get my f*cking money!’ and when he gets my money then we can box in this boxing match under these set of specific rules that will keep you alive. So, I’m here. Where’s my money? Because if you keep dropping my name and you haven’t got my money then I am going to show up at your front door. So we will see. But Floyd does not want to fight me. Floyd wants a match under a specific set of rules. I don’t need rules. So I’m open. Let’s see what happens. Right now it is just talk.”
- MMA Mania