In one of the most high-profile rivalries in combat sports today, Mayweather and “Notorious” boxed in August 2017. McGregor came into the ring as the first-ever simultaneous two-division UFC champion, holding both the lightweight and featherweight titles. It was also the Irishman’s debut as a professional boxer.
The boxing match was an exciting affair and the undefeated Mayweather finished McGregor by 10th-round TKO. Neither fighter has competed in a professional boxing bout since.
McGregor went back to the UFC, fighting three times since then. “Money” competed in a boxing exhibition match against Japanese kickboxer and MMA fighter Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31, 2018, winning by first-round TKO.
In the birthday message on Friday, Notorious took a shot at Mayweather not being on Forbes’ 2020 list for highest-paid athletes of the year. McGregor took the No. 16 spot.
“Happy birthday Floyd!” McGregor wrote. “We miss you on the Forbes.” See below:
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