Even though it doesn’t seem like that silly Mayweather/McGregor fight is ever going to happen, Mayweather isn't done taking shots at the UFC champion. TMZ Sports caught up with the retired boxer in New York City on Monday, and when he was asked if he had seen McGregor beat Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 on Saturday night, Mayweather said he hadn't. And then, he went on a five-minute rant about why people shouldn’t compare him to McGregor. Mayweather remained pretty low-key throughout the rant, but it’s clear he doesn’t agree with those people who compare the two fighters.
You can watch a portion of the rant above. You can also read what Mayweather said here:
I didn’t know Conor McGregor was undefeated. I didn’t know that he had a reign in MMA for 20 years and was undefeated and was world champion in five different weight classes. That’s something I didn’t know. So I guess you guys telling me something new, if you say that he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA.
I mean, if you’re saying he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA, I’m trying to find out. Have you ever made $300 million in one night? Have you ever made made $100 million in one night? Have you ever made $70 million in one night? So as far as trying to say that he’s the Floyd Mayweather of MMA, I mean it’s okay to just say it. But it’s not true.
I’m a legend. I’m a living legend. I gave, to the sport of boxing, I gave years and years of hard work. It was blood, sweat, and tears. I had a tremendous team. I had a tremendous run. I think that it’s time for Conor McGregor to go out there and do what he do. But never compare Conor McGregor to me. That’s a total disrespect. Once again, I’m an elephant. An elephant don’t beef with ants. An elephant is so large he don’t even see ants.
"I’m an elephant. An elephant don’t beef with ants" definitely belongs on a T-shirt.
Oh, and just in case you’re still holding out hope for a Mayweather/McGregor matchup (you should probably stop, like, now), here’s Skip Bayless making a case for why he thinks McGregor would beat Mayweather in a boxing match on Monday’s Undisputed:
That should tell you where we're at with this whole Mayweather/McGregor madness. Someone make it end.