The world tour hasn’t even started yet and Conor McGregor is already taking his shots.
“The Notorious” responded to an ESPN report that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is asking for a reprieve from paying taxes until after the two men fight in a video interview with TMZ on Monday.
The TMZ reported ask McGregor if he thinks Mayweather needed to fight him to pay off the IRS and the reply was a typical one from the Irishman, rife with f-bombs.
“I don’t give a f*ck what he did,” McGregor said while shopping in Beverly Hills. “I don’t give a f*ck. I don’t care what he done. He should've stayed retired. He’s f*cked now. That’s the god’s honest truth. He should have paid his taxes and stayed retire. And kept my name out of his f*cking mouth.”
McGregor and Mayweather will fight in a boxing match Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. The MMA fighter, who has no pr boxing experience, and all-time great boxer will meet face to face for the first time during the world tour stop Tuesday in Los Angeles. They then move on to Toronto, New York and London.
McGregor also addressed the reported pay-per-view price for the fight: $100.
“It should be $120,” he said.
The cameraman asked if McGregor was going to be wise with his money and avoid tax issues like Mayweather.
“How does it look, mate?” McGregor said. “I’m on Rodeo Drive, blowing through f*cking loads of it. Nah, I don’t know. I’ll be smart.”