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mma ha ha Conor McGregor brands former foe Floyd Mayweather’s altercation with Jake Paul as “embarrassing”


Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has branded former foe Floyd Mayweather’s altercation with Jake Paul as “embarrassing”. 

The Dubliner took a pot shot at Mayweather who was in Miami to promote his exhibition bout with Paul's older brother Logan which will take place over six rounds on June 6.

After a press conference staged ahead of the fight tensions flared as Logan’s brother Jake stole Mayweather’s hat.

In the ensuing chaos Mayweather appeared to throw a punch in Jake’s direction, leaving him with a black eye.

In footage of the incident that has been circulated on social media, both Jake and Mayweather can be heard saying “let’s make it happen”.

This has led to speculation that they might face off in the ring after Mayweather’s fight with Logan.

Jake later took to his Twitter account to boast: “I stole his hat because he steals people’s money with boring fights.”

However, McGregor, who lost out to Mayweather in an exhibition bout back in 2017, took delight in the fracas as he took a dig at his former rival.

“The kid curled up did not even fight back once, and Floyd is still running around acting the tough guy,” he posted.

“The kid actually just pulled this shambles of a situation Floyd is in out of the drain for him. He should thank him. It’s embarrassing!”

“Pro to pro it’s embarrassing. He will not scratch 10m for this fight and he knows it. It was cancelled once already.

“Whatever way you spin this, it’s sad. Fight someone for real, on your record, or f*** off mate. Slap head!”

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McGregor who is preparing for his trilogy encounter with Dustin Poirier after he lost to the American back in January, has promised that he will put on a show at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena on July 10.

“I will do this absolutely flawlessly. We have these clowns sussed and fully! They wanna play a game of tactics? No problem, see you in there. You’ve awoken a beast. A beast with the backing of a much higher power! Say your prayers."

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