A long, long time ago, in a world that seems very far away, a man by the name of Floyd Mayweather, made an offhand remark about coming out of retirement to face Conor McGregor, a UFC champion who “is good with the stand up.” That comment picked up speed like a freight train barreling downhill and now, every other week there is some new development of bit of trash talk from one or both parties. Last week, it was rumors perpetuated by many of the more mainstream sports media that the fight was almost official - until Mayweather issued a statement declaring the rumors untrue. This week, it’s McGregor responding to Mayweather.
McGregor recently visited Las Vegas where he, among other things, met with Lorenzo Fertitta, a former member of the Nevada State Athletic Commission as well as the former owner of the UFC. Rumors abounded that McGregor met with Fertitta to try and make a boxing match with Mayweather a reality. But the rumors appear to have been just that as the overall outlook for a potential McGregor-Mayweather fight still seems low.
But even though the potential super-fight isn’t close to being a reality yet, that doesn’t mean McGregor can’t keep it fresh on everyone’s mind. When TMZ Sports recently caught up with McGregor over the weekend, he had nothing but ire for the pound-for-pound boxing great.
“Floyd is a b**ch. He’s petrified. I flew to Las Vegas and he didn’t show his face. As soon as I touched down in Las Vegas, he retired twice. He retired twice.”
If McGregor really is focused on only Mayweather, keeping his name in the streets is a good way to make that happen. Then again, another enormous money fight just became recently available that McGregor might be more interested in.
Results. Here are the UFC results from over the weekend.
Results part deux. And here are the Bellator results.
Derrick Lewis’ speech posted up by the UFC but they edited out a good chunk.
T-Wood saying he’s the WW GOAT.
Joanna getting in on the TMZ.
Then why won’t Canelo’s people let him fight GGG, Tito?
LFA highlights including a potential KO of the Year.
Rogan fight companion.
The enormous viral hit from over the weekend.
Congratulations to UFCs newest interim champ, its been almost a week since we had one— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) February 20, 2017
Derrick Lewis is my favorite fighter!— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) February 20, 2017
Yeah we do.
Two years later, he made it happen.
Claudia coming in hot.
That's what happens when you ask for a tune up fight. #legitfighterstakesanyfight— Claudia Gadelha (@ClaudiaGadelha_) February 20, 2017
Really?? Stop bullying?? Passive aggressive bullying is bullying too!!— Felice Herrig (@feliceherrig) February 20, 2017
Elias followed through.
@EliasTheodorou Shout me out in your win speech and I'll get a tattoo of you and your LOVELY hair!— Dean Pascoe (@HaroldBishopsLC) February 17, 2017
Thank you for understanding the misery I've been in trying to pass this big ass stone without so much as an aspirin. #StillHasntPassed— Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione) February 19, 2017
And for y'all fools that have the nerve to claim that I'm scared or faking, come hold these nuts while I try to finally pee this stone out— Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione) February 19, 2017
Tito damn near had the shortest retirement in MMA history which is saying something.
Couple of KO of the Year contenders for y’all.
Angie is a delight.
Bisping is a great heel.
Derrick Lewis gave the best post-fight speech in MMA history, and he is the official heavyweight champion of The Morning Report.
Hope y’all enjoy the weekend and, for the American crowd (most of y’all?) happy President’s day. See y’all tomorrow.
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