So, when it comes to this whole Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor situation, I have a ton of questions, son. First, why does McGregor think he can beat Mayweather? Second, why does McGregor think he even deserves the chance to fight Mayweather? Third, why would Mayweather come out of retirement for this? Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a huge Mayweather fan, son. The way I see it, he ducked that Manny Pacquiao fight until Pacman was past his prime. However; Mayweather is still a legend of the highest order. With that being said, why is this potential fight between him and McGregor even a thing? We all know the UFC star will ultimately get washed.
Now, I never took the idea of this fight seriously until yesterday. ESPN‘s Stephen A. Smith said he spoke with Mayweather and was told that a deal to make this fight happen was “very close.” I took that entire report with a HUGE grain of salt because Smith is also the same dude who said Kevin Durant was going to the Los Angeles Lakers. Then, he got pissed when Durant said he was full of shit. Look, seeing how Durant is lighting it up with the Golden State Warriors this season, yes, Smith was indeed full of shit, son. In any case, after hearing the news, I started to wonder about how much money each fighter was offered to make this work. I mean, let’s be real, son. Neither McGregor nor UFC head honcho Dana White have touched Mayweather-type figures, man.
Moving on, just when the rumor mill hit a fever pitch, Mayweather swooped in to kill the noise. He took to Instagram and dispelled any notion of coming out of retirement to fight McGregor. He refuted the news that there was any deal and maintained that if he ever wanted to fight again, he’d be the first one to tell the public. So, Mayweather’s response begs the question: where the fuck is Stephen A. Smith getting his facts from, son? Is this dude just making shit up for the sake of keeping a job? *Sigh* Him and Chris Broussard are the worst, man. They stay coming out of left field with false information, bruh. At this point, ESPN needs to vet their personnel more. Their anchors and former anchors always roll through with baseless hot takes.
In the end, I doubt this fight is happening, son. Nor should it happen. Like I said, I’m not on Team Mayweather, but reality is reality, man. McGregor hasn’t accomplished enough to square up with Mayweather. Ultimately, McGregor’s hype is reaching Ronda Rousey-levels. Yeah, we all saw how that ended, bruh. LC out.