While praising one of the current boxing champions, Conor McGregor couldn't resist taking a jab at a past champion. Claressa Shields, who currently has the two-division undisputed title, responded to a tweet in which she was being compared to the greatest Mayweather by a fan.
The Irishman praised and encouraged Shields by saying, "You've much more venom that [sic] Floyd," before going on to make his usual tirade about how he would beat Mayweather if they fought again.
“I beat Floyd if we rematch,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “Untold truth was it was me who carried him the early rounds playing pitty patty. Every single shot I threw early landed. From body to head I was playing ping pong. I come out full force, and today, I end Floyd.”
The legendary fight between McGregor and Mayweather in August 2017 placed the UFC superstar against one of the greatest boxers of all time and served as the last professional bout of Mayweather's long career. Early on in the fight, it was close, but Mayweather pulled away as the rounds went on, eventually winning by TKO in the tenth round.
Mayweather was later quoted as saying, “You know I carried McGregor. You know I made it look good for y’all.”
That victory brought Mayweather's professional record to 50-0, but both boxers emerged victorious since the bout was one of the most popular pay-per-views ever and each received projected nine-figure salaries. Since then, Mayweather has only taken part in exhibition fights; his most recent triumph came in September of last year against Mikuru Asakura, a RIZIN star.
Since injuring his leg during a trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in July 2021, McGregor has not competed. Following a prolonged absence from the UFC due to several ailments, McGregor appears destined to make a comeback soon, with the Irishman aiming for the welterweight division. The Notorious has a lot of options, but only time will tell who will be the fortunate one to receive an enormous payout.