Floyd Mayweather might have a disease that makes him acutely sensitive to any and all forms of losing. Whether it's beating your ex-girlfriend for sleeping with another man or allegedly ordering a pilot to overtake another jet, Mayweather's addicted to getting his way.
Former boxer Ricky Hatton spilled the latter story to The Sun in a recent interview. Hatton riffed on Mayweather and what the scene was like in the lead-up to their 2007 fight (which Hatton lost by TKO in the 10th round), questioning his old opponent's antics: "What's the point of being the world's best fighter if everyone thinks you're a dickhead?"
Fair question—one that Mayweather, in his Las Vegas cocoon, is unapologetically immune to having a reaction to—so we'll have to save that topic for another day. Hatton followed up his point by telling The Sun about a crosscountry trip he and Mayweather had to make before their 2007 bout. Each fighter was being flown in separate private jets to New York, but Hatton's had taken off first. According to Hatton, Mayweather would not stand for second place:
"A few minutes into the the journey, we're chatting away, having a drink when the pilot gestures to me to come forward. 'Hey Ricky, listen to this idiot.' He turns on the speaker and over the radio I hear Floyd arguing with the pilot of his plane behind: 'I'm not letting that motherfucker get there before me, fucking overtake them!' 'We can't do that, Sir.' 'Overtake that motherfucker—I'm the champ. I've got to get to New York first. I'll pay whatever you want.'"
Holy shit, this is next level "How Hard Can a Rich Man Take the Piss?" Mayweather tried to CAPTAIN A PRIVATE JET FOR CROSS-COUNTRY RACING PURPOSES. I don't think even the Air Force gets to do that. Granted, you probably don't get to 48-0 without being a maniacally competitive dickwad. Jordan and Kobe will tell you all about it.
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[via The Daily Mail]