The exchange of fierce words between two well-known fighters, Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion, Conor McGregor, and undefeated retired boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr., is still ongoing. And this time, it's the former who sends out another jab.
McGregor, who spoke briefly with TMZ Sports recently, has cleared some issues regarding his comment about Kim Kardashian's bottom during his profile with GQ Magazine. The brief conversation ultimately led to the much anticipated Conor McGregor VS Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match, to which the UFC champion proceeded to call the boxer a vulgar slang.
"Floyd's a b---- and he's petrified," McGregor said when the interviewer told him that the boxer is down to do the fight. "I flew to Las Vegas and he didn't show his face. As soon as I touched down in Las Vegas he retired twice."
Many fans of the UFC Lightweight champion were probably speculating that the reason why McGregor went to Las Vegas, Nevada, was to negotiate with Mayweather Jr. about the fight. But the main purpose of his visit to the state, however, was for a meeting with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Fox Sports reported.
Unfortunately, no official words yet coming from both parties on whether or not the Conor McGregor VS Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight would happen. But some boxing personalities are now pitching in their ideas on who might win the match, particularly, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's coach Freddie Roach on his recent talk with The MMA Hour.
While Mayweather Jr. may have the upper hand in the match, Roach couldn't just bet against McGregor without considering all the facts. The former boxer turned famous boxing coach noted McGregor's striking capabilities, saying that the UFC Lightweight champion is a "pretty good striker."
However, since he is not well-experienced in the square ring unlike Mayweather Jr., who is a seasoned veteran before his retirement, McGregor might have to allot more time to prepare for the fight. But Roach has openly admitted that everything can change, even with just a single punch.