Even a year after their boxing match, there’s seemingly no love lost between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. In an interview with TMZ, Mayweather spoke about the Conor vs Khabib fight, and went as far as to offer the Irish UFC superstar an opportunity to come train with him and his team at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas.
“I know the UFC has their own training center, but we’d like him to come train with us at the Mayweather Boxing Club” Mayweather told TMZ.
The pleasantries from Mayweather towards McGregor continued when he was asked what advice the undefeated boxer would have for McGregor’s opponent, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Mayweather responded with more praise for his former opponent.
“Conor isn’t a scared fighter, he’s not going to back down. So, win, lose, or draw, McGregor’s coming to fight.”
The compliments and kindness were only one-sided as Conor took to Twitter to respond to Mayweather’s offer, telling him to “step up or step down”.
It was just over a year ago that McGregor and Mayweather fought each other in a boxing match where Mayweather came out victorious by TKO in the 10th round, improving his record to 50-0. Over the weekend, “The Notorious” posted on Instagram a reflection back to the fight, saying that he adhered to a load of rules for a load of riches.
It’s clear that McGregor is not looking to become friends with Mayweather anytime soon, and he’s back into mental warfare leading into his fight against Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
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