Pretty much everybody has an opinion on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa bout that topped Monday’s RIZIN 14 card. That includes former UFC lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor.
McGregor, who previously engaged in his own battle with Mayweather, recently took to Twitter to give his take on the madness. Surprisingly, however, he had little to say about Mayweather’s performance. Instead, he seems more concerned with Mayweather’s rumored $9M payday, and how it will position him on the list of the highest earning athletes in the world.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 1, 2019
“That 9 milli won’t keep you on top of my list for long, kid,” Conor McGregor wrote in reference to Floyd Mayweather.
Conor McGregor last fought on October 6, in the main event of the record-breaking UFC 229 pay-per-view. On that night, he attempted to reclaim the UFC lightweight title he never technically lost from reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Unfortunately for McGregor and his legions of fans, this mission did not go as planned, as he was thumped to a fourth-round submission loss by the champion.
McGregor’s next most recent fight occurred in the boxing ring, where he battled Floyd Mayweather in a headline dominating crossover fight. Although the Irishman put up a valiant effort in this, his debut boxing match, he was ultimately stopped by a volley of punches in the 10th round.
McGregor’s second most recent MMA bout occured all the way back in 2016, when he defeated Eddie Alvarez by knockout to win the UFC lightweight title. Because he still owned the UFC featherweight belt at the time, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to wear two titles concurrently.
At present, Conor McGregor is awaiting discipline from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, having been involved in a brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team after the UFC 229 main event. McGregor is expected to appear in front of the NSAC in late January. A suspension and fine both seem likely.
While nothing is official just yet, UFC President Dana White has stated he’d like to see McGregor fight Dustin Poirier next, while Nurmagomedov battles Tony Ferguson. McGregor holds a previous knockout victory over Poirier, although this win occurred in the featherweight division many years ago.
Whatever the case, Conor McGregor certainly seems to plan on fighting again.
What do you think of the Irishman’s comment on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Tenshin Nasukawa fight?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/1/2019.