McGregor Gets Caught Off-Guard At Staples Center As Mayweather Silences Him
The first press conference between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on 11 July and McGregor fans showed up in large numbers to show their support. The ‘Notorious’ showed up in a fancy suit and looked like someone who was going to receive a $100 million for the ‘money fight’ while Mayweather showed up in a track suit and looked pretty nonchalant.
McGregor Not Prepared For Presser
McGregor fans are used to seeing him dominate Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) press conferences and play mind games with his opponents. However McGregor was caught off-guard as the format and style was very different as he was asked to give a speech and wasn’t very prepared and his skills on the mike suffered. Apart from a few cuss words every sentence, Conor McGregor went around in circles talking about how grateful he was for the opportunity, mentioning the fact that he was a new father and also telling Mayweather that he will knock him out in the 4th round.
Mayweather on the other hand came out with all guns blazing and verbally dismantled McGregor by highlighting the vast differences in their boxing records, their longevity as champions, their wealth and ability to sell out pay-per-views. Mayweather also looked to humiliate the Irish champion by telling the crowd that Conor McGregor’s last fight in the UFC fetched him around 3 million, what Mayweather referred to as his training camp fees.
Mayweather Dismantles McGregor – Verbally
The verbal barrage was something that McGregor wasn’t used to as UFC pressers usually involve two fighters sitting down and the press asking them questions. They respond and in the process also take pot shots at their opponents. The fact that McGregor’s mike wasn’t working very well also drowned out his one line responses to Mayweather’s fiery speech.
Mayweather did a lot of trash talking but a line that will be remember is Mayweather saying ‘God only made one thing perfect and that’s my boxing record’ – referring to his 49-0 fight record.
Toronto Prepares For Money Fight
The two fighters then squared off for what appeared to be a long time and both fighters continued the verbal barrage but what they saying remains anyone’s guess. The presser at the Staplers Center goes to Mayweather and one can be sure that McGregor will look to come back hard at the next pressure which takes place on the 12th of July in Toronto, Canada.