VIDEO | Conor McGregor pays tribute to Notorious BIG at today’s press conference

July 13, 2017 6:12 pm by Chris Taylor
Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor turned heads this evening when he made his grand entrance to the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn wearing a white Gucci mink.

Shortly after getting on stage, Conor McGregor took to the microphone where he paid homage to the late great Notorious BIG.

Check it out.

When we last saw McGregor in the Octagon, he authored an artful knockout of Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title. Given that he still owned the UFC featherweight title at that time, this made him the first fighter in promotional history to hold titles in two weight classes concurrently. He is 21-3 as a pro mixed martial artist, and 0-0 as a pro boxer.

Mayweather, meanwhile, is a sparkling 49-0 as a pro boxer. After his last fight, a 2013 decision defeat of Andre Berto, the boxing legend elected to hang up the gloves.

With that said this lucrative crossover fight with McGregor, which is supposed to see both men pocket more than $100 million, was apparently enough to pull him back to the ring.

Who do you think will emerge victorious on Saturday August 26 when Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather square off? Sound off PENN Nation!


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