— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) July 15, 2017
Friday afternoon in London, England, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor appeared in a boxing ring together for the first, and only, time ahead of their scheduled August 26th boxing match.
The event marked the final leg of the ‘Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor world tour’ which saw the two men, along with countless members of their team, as well as executives, hit four stops in four days starting with Los Angeles on Tuesday, before then traveling to Toronto, New York, and finally London. It was in London that McGregor arguably delivered his best speech to those in attendance as he launched verbal blows at everyone from Showtime Executive Stephen Espinoza, to Floyd Mayweather and his security team.
McGregor also physically touched Mayweather for the first time on the tour, rubbing Mayweather’s head before concluding his speech.
One piece of footage from the press conference that has continued to receive quite a bit of attention came after the pair’s final staredown in the ring, when McGregor smacked a table with his left hand. Immediately, he begins to do something to his wrist as he appears to be fixing the clasp of his watch. Just seconds later however, McGregor can then be seen glancing down at his left hand, which is under the table, and doing something to it.
Given that Mayweather’s hand is hidden under the table, it is impossible to know just what the UFC lightweight champion is doing, however two different theories have emerged regarding what was going on. While some say that McGregor was once again fiddling with the clasp of his watch, others have speculated that the Irish superstar injured his hand or wrist when he smacked the table.
No one can seem to agree.
Check out the footage above, and give us your take in the comments section below!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/15/2017.