Conor McGregor Fires Another Shot At Mayweather As Rumors Of An August Fight Begin Heating Up

The comical war of words between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather got turned up yet another notch on Monday night.

Last month McGregor signed his part of the contract that would make their long-awaited superfight happen, telling Mayweather, “Sign your end Floyd or you are just a mouth.”

Then last night, McGregor took to social media one more time to poke some fun at Mayweather’s age.

“Man, much respect to Floyd Senior still getting a few rounds in at the gym. I hope I can still train at that age. Respect.”

That jab isn’t without warrant either as even Mayweather himself admitted age could be an issue, saying previously, “I’ve been off for a couple of years and I’m 40 years old now. So, I’m a lot older and he still in his 20s. So that could play a major key, we don’t know. And he’s a heavy hitter.”

Meanwhile, as that was taking place, the internet rumor mill went into hyperdrive because ESPN reported

Mayweather Promotions plans to request Aug. 26 from the Nevada State Athletic Commission as the date for the much-anticipated Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout in Las Vegas, a source with knowledge of the plan told ESPN’s Dan Rafael on Monday. A deal for the bout has yet to be finalized.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal also wrote this…

Mayweather Promotions reserved the MGM Grand for Aug. 26 to host the boxing match between the undefeated boxer and the most popular fighter in the UFC, according to a source close to the situation.

Then there was this tweet, which he later attempted to verify

Unfortunately, some cold water was thrown on to the excitement when LA Times reporter Lance Pugmire tweeted this…

So August 26th, huh? Might not want to make any plans for that evening, bros. $600 million is a lot of money for these two guys NOT to fight…eventually.

H/T The Big Lead, Larry Brown Sports

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