Conor McGregor taunts Floyd Mayweather again about proposed super fight
Conor McGregor just can’t help himself when an opportunity arises to take a shot at Floyd Mayweather.
The UFC lightweight champion flew into Las Vegas this week for a meeting with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but his trip also sparked rumors that he had reached an agreement in principle with Mayweather for a proposed super fight with the 49-0 boxer.
Unfortunately those rumors were unfounded as UFC president Dana White later confirmed when speaking to TMZ saying “there is no deal”.
That statement was followed by one from Mayweather, who took to social media to explain his side of the story after reports surfaced that he had agreed to a financial arrangement for the fight with McGregor.
“Although there has been several rumors circulating through media suggesting that I will have an upcoming fight, I’d like to set the record straight and state that there has been no deals made on my behalf in regards to a bout with any fighter at this time,” Mayweather wrote.
“I am happily retired and enjoying my life. Rest assured that if any changes come about, I will be the first to let the world know!”
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 14, 2017
Mayweather even uttering the fact that he was still retired was more than enough chum in the water for McGregor to bite as he returned fire with a social media post of his own.
This time — while sitting on a throne — McGregor proclaimed that his arrival in Las Vegas on Tuesday directly led to Mayweather’s proclamation of retirement.
“I am in Las Vegas,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Floyd has retired on my arrival.”
I am in Las Vegas. Floyd has retired on my arrival. pic.twitter.com/z9EcxBJaDr
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 15, 2017
This is just the latest in a long series of jabs between the two combat sports superstars as talk about a fight between McGregor and Mayweather continue to heat up.
McGregor’s visit to Las Vegas already yielded some positive results after he met with the Nevada Commission and they agreed to listen to his argument about possibly scheduling another hearing on the discipline he faced after the UFC 202 press conference where he was punished for getting into a can and bottle throwing melee with opponent Nate Diaz.
At the time, McGregor was fined $75,000 plus another $75,000 that was determined as the cost of a public service announcement he would perform for the state of Nevada. McGregor sought to fight the fine in court but after his meeting this week it appears the commission may be willing to hear him out and possibly adjust the fine that was levied against him last year.
McGregor is also seeking a boxing license in the state of Nevada for a potential showdown with Mayweather. That means McGregor would first have to clear up his pending fine from Nevada before the commission could grant him the license.
His meeting on Tuesday took McGregor one step closer towards all of that happening.