Floyd Mayweather On Conor McGregor Wanting To Fight Him: ‘He’s Blowing Smoke Up Everbody’s Ass’
Conor McGregor, the first two-weight champion in UFC history, attained a boxing license in the state of California a few weeks back after threatening to bail on the UFC all together if he isn’t awarded ownership stake in the company.
While it’s entirely possible that McGregor solely got the boxing license to feed the rumors of a possible boxing match against the 39-year-old undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, McGregor insists that it isn’t a ploy:
“Look, Floyd is a phenomenal boxer. It’s a different craft for me to go into do this. But with correct preparation, if I took out my jiu-jitsu training, my wrestling training, my kickboxing training, if I took out all those different disciplines and focused with the work ethic I have solely on the sport of boxing, there’s no telling what I could do.”
Mayweather, who hasn’t boxed outside of the state of Nevada since November 19, 2005, claims that McGregor getting a license in the state of California is an indicator that The Notorious isn’t serious about fighting him.
“I’m [going to] tell you like this, he’s blowing smoke up everybody’s ass. He don’t really want to fight because I went to his boss,” Mayweather said. “He don’t really want to fight. He’s just doing that to keep his name alive, you know what I’m saying, to stay relevant. He don’t really want to fight. He’s doing that building his followers, but he’s smart.”
Even though this fight probably will never come to fruition, we can dream…