“Tell Floyd and Showtime, I’m coming,” McGregor said while on stage in New York. “Tell him to go to them Showtime offices. I want $100 million cash to fight you under boxing rules cause he’s afraid of a real fight.”
On Tuesday, Mayweather took some shots at McGregor, adding fuel to the fire.
“Have he ever made $300 million in one night? Have he ever made $100 million in one night? Have he ever made $70 million in one night? So, as far as saying he’s the Floyd Mayweather of MMA, I mean, it’s okay to say it, but it’s not true,” Mayweather was quoted as saying.
“Never compare Conor McGregor to me,” he added. “That’s a total disrespect. Once again, I’m an elephant. An elephant don’t beef with ants. Elephant is so large, he don’t even see ants.”
UFC president Dana White was also eager to chime in with his two cents – and it’s clear he doesn’t think too highly of Mayweather.
“Conor McGregor … if he touches you, you go to sleep. Floyd puts people to sleep too, with his fighting style, not with his hands,” White told TMZ Sports Wednesday.
McGregor beat Eddie Alvarez this past weekend to snatch the lightweight belt, improving his UFC record to 21–3.
Mayweather retired from boxing with a 49–0 record.