Conor McGregor just hit Floyd Mayweather with yet another masterful troll
When Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather finally announced their long awaited and highly anticipated fight last week, McGregor landed the first shot with a hilarious social media troll post on Twitter. In that post, McGregor shared a photo of himself and Mayweather’s father (instead of Floyd) to mock Mayweather’s age while announcing the fight.
Now McGregor is back with more jokes. Late Monday night, McGregor shared a couple photos of what appears to be his training gym.
See the back wall there? Sure looks like a giant mural of McGregor knocking Mayweather out.
So score the pre-fight trash-talk 2-0 in McGregor’s favor.
But it’s doubtful Mayweather minds the online abuse, because, well, serious fight fans are skeptical that this August 26 bout will be any good.
It’s a boxing match, and the 28-year-old McGregor is not a boxer — he’s a UFC fighter. Meanwhile, Mayweather is a defensive fighter who’s 40 years old. It could well be a very boring fight in which Mayweather dances and dodges around an overmatched McGregor while landing enough solid punches to get a scorecard win. Not exactly the all-out brawl that much of the internet is slobbering over.
The fight will, however, be a pay-per-view affair. So the more hype and interest that gets drummed up between now and August, the better.
In that sense, it’s unlikely Mayweather minds McGregor’s trolling much at all.