UFC superstar Conor McGregor suffered a devastating second-round knockout loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi, and the 32-year-old has continued to take some serious flak from some of his biggest rivals since experiencing that defeat.
While the growing list of slams already includes UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, MMA superstar Nate Diaz and many others, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather might have actually delivered the most passionate take after McGregor‘s loss.
Apparently, the 43-year-old undefeated boxing superstar came across a post late last night from a fan on social media asking why McGregor was still so loved and Mayweather so hated.
Mayweather decided to answer that question for himself, and the American delivered a passionate diatribe.
Mayweather Blasts ‘Con Artist McLoser’
Mayweather posted, “I seen this post and my take on it is that the world knows Con Artist McLoser (McGregor) can steal everything from me and be loved but I’m hated. That just lets you all know that racism still exists.”
Mayweather continued, “Just know, that bum will never be me or be on my level. I’m just built different, my mindset is on another planet, my skills are second to none, I’m a natural born winner and yes I talk a lot of trash, but every time I back it up.”
Mayweather said, “This is what they hate. It’s sad that you can be a poor black kid from the ghetto that has dealt with racism your whole life and work extremely hard to put yourself and your family in a better position, and most of the hate come from my own people.”
Mayweather concluded, “Connor cannot even win in his own sport, but talking about coming back to boxing to fight Pacquiao. Nobody wants to see that, it’s like my leftovers eating leftovers.”
Mayweather vs. McGregor 2?
Mayweather defeated McGregor in a boxing match in August 2017.
While the American stopped the Irishman in the 10th round of that superfight boxing match, both fighters have since teased the idea of a rematch. But Mayweather’s most recent comments seem to imply Mayweather vs. McGregor 2 is off the table now.
Is it because of Manny Pacquiao?
Last year, McGregor announced his plan to do the same kind of boxing event with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather defeated Pacquiao via unanimous decision in 2015 in the best-selling boxing pay-per-view event of all-time. While Mayweather and Pacquiao were contemporaries, only the latter has remained active in the sport.
Mayweather retired from boxing after beating McGregor though technically he’s remained game to participate in various boxing exhibition bouts like the one he has planned next month with YouTuber Logan Paul.
But Pacquiao, 42, has continued to compete in legitimate prizefights, and the boxing legend currently holds the WBA welterweight championship.
While McGregor seems to have believed his desired McGregor vs. Pacquiao was on its way, there’s no telling what will happen now that the fighter lost to Poirier on Saturday night at UFC 257.
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