Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. has beef with Conor McGregor going back quite some time. The pair have exchanged verbal jabs on numerous occasions, which has even resulted in McGregor challenging Mayweather to a fight.
While it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that a fight between the two men never materialized, what Floyd Mayweather has to say about Conor McGregor following McGregor’s loss at UFC 196 is quite surprising.
He spoke to FightHype.com:
“I never once said anything negative about Ronda Rousey,” Mayweather told FightHype.com. “Never. Never once. I never once said anything disrespectful about … I want to make sure I get his name right … Conor McGregor. OK. I never said anything negative about them.
“Now, I can wake up on the wrong side of the bed and not be happy that day; because I’m not well rested. So, [the media] can ask me a question about [them] — I’m being real with you, I’m not happy, I’m being sick — I may say, you know what, ‘I don’t give a [expletive] about them.’ And you know what the media is going to say: ‘Ah, Floyd said [expletive] them!’ When I basically said I don’t give a [expletive] about them. Basically, I’m saying I don’t even want to talk about them today, I want to just talk about me. But they’re going to twist my words and put it out there they want to put it out there.”
Mayweather’s comment above likely references a statement in which he stated that the reason Rousey and McGregor can get away with trash talk is because of their race.
“If I was involved with MMA sports, then my beef would be with MMA guys,” Mayweather said. “But I’m not involved in MMA sports, I don’t have no plans in getting involved as far as competing physical in MMA, but I do look forward to getting fighters and doing MMA fights in the future. And I’m talking about 2016.”