MENU
#UFC Fight Night 55 #Fabricio Werdum #Marcin Tybura #UFC 217 #GSP #Michael Bisping


July 11, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor stare down one another during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor boxing fight at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The press tour for the Aug. 26 clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor rolled on Wednesday at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, where Money and The Notorious sparred with more smack talk as hype continued to percolate in advance of the megafight. 

But unlike Tuesday in Los Angeles, the two didn't waste any time getting in each other's faces. 

The jawing commenced immediately after introductions wrapped up, and expletives were flying left and right, as Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole and MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani explained: 

Fox Sports UFC relayed video of the intense moment: 

Once pleasantries had been exchanged, McGregor snagged the mic and took aim at Mayweather and Showtime. 

Not only did McGregor implore the pro-Notorious crowd to chant "F--k the Mayweathers," but he also called Showtime's Stephen Espinoza a "bitch" and a "weasel" after he alleged the network cut his microphone out Tuesday. 

The UFC lightweight champion also continued to harp on Mayweather's status as an over-the-hill contender who won't be able to hang once they enter the ring at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

"When Floyd was 28, he was on the Oscar De La Hoya undercard, and that's just facts," he said. "Floyd is an old weak bitch." (Warning: Video contains NSFW language.)

Mayweather, of course, was armed with plenty of responses, even as he approached the podium to jeers of "Pay your taxes" in hostile territory. 

"One thing we do know," Mayweather said, "the f--king fans can't fight for you." 

Mayweather later clapped back at McGregor for attacking his wallet, this time challenging him to bet his portion of the purse on the outcome of the fight. 

"No f--king problem," McGregor said. "Send the contract here, it’s done."

And while the undefeated 40-year-old drew McGregor's ire for allegedly being past his prime, he spent a good portion of his time chiding the Irishman for having losses, including a tapout, on his resume. 

"We already know this bitch right here, he likes to quit," Mayweather added before draping himself in an Irish flag. "Real killers don't quit."

But when all was said and done, the day belonged to McGregor, who fed off a raucous crowd and put on a better show in The Six, as several observers noted: 

The international tour of trash talk will resume Wednesday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and come to a close Thursday at SSE Arena in London.   

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Conor McGregor Fights

  • a year ago
  • 53549 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Cody Garbrandt, T.J. Dillashaw trade barbs on Team Alpha Male drama, PEDs at UFC 217 presser

  • 18 days ago
  • 16 views

The rivalry between former training partners Cody Garbrandt and T.J. Dillashaw has reached a boiling point before UFC 217.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

An Evening with Conor McGregor (Full Q&A Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 23 days ago
  • 28 views

Conor McGregor recounts his boxing extravaganza with Floyd Mayweather, his thoughts on what's next, being stripped of the featherweight title, and more. read news >>

Is the UFC Contemplating Promoting Boxing? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 10 views

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor was a one-off opportunity, but could Dana White see his company getting into boxing on a regular basis? read news >>

Jim Lampley: Floyd Mayweather 'Obviously' Threw Rounds vs. Conor McGregor

  • 26 days ago
  • 22 views

HBO boxing announcer Jim Lampley expressed his belief Tuesday that Floyd Mayweather Jr. intentionally threw rounds during his Aug. 26 win over Conor McGregor. In an interview with TMZ Sports, Lampley read news >>

Jim Lampley says 'scam' artist Floyd Mayweather threw rounds to Conor McGregor

  • 26 days ago
  • 217 views

Floyd Mayweather is a “scam” artist who threw rounds to Conor McGregor to set up another potential lucrative payday. That’s the claim from Jim Lampley, anyway.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Dana White Claims Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Broke Pay-Per-View Record | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 51 views

UFC president Dana White claims that the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match broke the all-time pay-per-view record. read news >>

Andre Fili on Conor McGregor acting as 4th cornerman at UFC-Gdansk: 'Didn't notice him at all'

  • 27 days ago
  • 19 views

Andre Fili taunted Conor McGregor before his UFC-Gdansk win but says he didn’t even notice him during his fight with Artem Lobov.Filed under: Featured, News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>

Film review: 'Conor McGregor: Notorious' is a fascinating fly-on-the-wall documentary

  • 27 days ago
  • 39 views

Four years of behind-the-scenes footage results in a fascinating look at Conor McGregor’s meteoric rise to fame and fortune like you’ve never seen before.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured, Featured read news >>

White now claims Mayweather-McGregor did 6.7 million PPV buys; Showtime still mum

  • 26 days ago
  • 13 views

Dana White now says the spectacle between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather drew 6.7 million pay-per-view buys around the world.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

Georges St-Pierre Won't Go the Conor McGregor Trash-Talk Route: 'I Make a Fool of Myself' (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 42 views

(Courtesy of SevereMMA) Georges St-Pierre is on the cusp of his first fight in the Octagon in four years. Not only is the former welterweight kingpin returning to the UFC, he will move up to 185 poun read news >>