In a recent interview with TMZ, Floyd Mayweather sent some praise in the direction Conor McGregor, who he famously defeated in a boxing match in August of 2017. Mayweather also invited McGregor to come train at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas ahead of his UFC 229 title fight with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Olive branch extended?
“I don’t really have a prediction [for UFC 229] because I’ve never seen the guy fight that’s facing Conor McGregor—from what I know he’s a hell of a guy that’s on the ground—hell of a grappler—and he can wrestle,” Mayweather said of Conor McGregor’s fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. “But, the fans want to see you stand up and fight. That’s what the fans like to see. But, Conor McGregor, he’s a tough competitor, like I said before Conor McGregor’s not gonna back down from anyone, he’s not scared, he’s a warrior.”
“I know that UFC got a training facility but we’d like for him to work out at the Mayweather Boxing Club,” Mayweather added.
Well, from the sounds of it, McGregor won’t be accepting Mayweather’s offer. Mayweather won’t even be getting a ‘thank you’ for the kind words.
Here’s what Conor McGregor had to say in response.
Fuck the Mayweathers, except Senior and Roger.
There is no peace here kid.
Step up or step down.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 29, 2018
“Fuck the Mayweathers, except Senior and Roger,” he said on Twitter on Tuesday night. “There is no peace here kid. Step up or step down.”
So there it is. Sounds like we won’t be seeing Conor McGregor hitting the mitts inside Mayweather Boxing Club anytime soon.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/28/2018.