If you’ve had your finger on the pulse of the fight game over the last few days, you’ve heard that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is worried that his Saturday night opponent, Conor McGregor, is going to miss the 154-pound limit for their bout.
“Conor McGregor is extremely heavy right now,” Mayweather recently told FightHype. “I think he is 164, so he still has 10 pounds to go. Y’all get that extra money if he can’t make the weight, get those extra millions ready, Dana. Or the UFC, get them extra millions ready. Somebody gotta’ pay a fine, but he gotta’ get that weight down. A true champion is, like I said before, I true champion is disciplined and very responsible, but you know, we’ll see. I don’t think he’s gonna’ make the weight. Even if he do make the weight, that’s even better, but if he don’t make the weight, we still gonna fight. But it’s gonna’ be a be a heavy fine. Give me that money.”
While those in the know understand that a 10-pound weight cut is no great challenge, especially for an experienced professional fighter like Conor McGregor, these comments from Mayweather were enough to drive the fight game into a frenzy.
Now, McGregor has responded to these worrying comments from Mayweather. Hopefully, his response puts any doubt to bed.
“He needs to shut his mouth,” the Irish MMA star recently told the media (h/t MMAJunkie.com) “It is a fool of a thing. Let him keep praying, praying for weight, for fatigue, praying for me to take a backward step. All he is doing is praying, but he is praying to the new god of boxing.”
Do you think Conor McGregor will make weight for his Saturday night boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/23/2017.