UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor (pictured) is the best wordsman mixed martial arts has ever seen, but he may have just shut Floyd Mayweather Jr. up without having to utter a single word.
On Wednesday, Mayweather revealed that he offered McGregor $15 million and a back-end percentage of pay-per-view buys if he agreed to a boxing match. Mayweather boasted that he was the “A-side” of the two, so he would get a guaranteed $100 million plus a PPV bonus (presumably a much larger share than McGregor).
“I’m saying right here on this show, Conor McGregor keep telling everybody he want the fight, let’s make it happen,” Mayweather stated on ESPN’s First Take.
It didn’t take long for McGregor to catch wind of Mayweather’s call out. However, instead of accepting or declining Mayweather’s terms, McGregor fired back in the most McGregor way possible:
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 11, 2017
C.J. Watson, of course, is the NBA player who was dating Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend and mother of this three children, Josie Harris, back in 2013. When Mayweather confronted Harris about the relationship after discovering text messages on her phone, he became enraged and assaulted her.
“All I heard is, ‘Who is C.J. Watson, C.J. Watson the basketball player?’ Harris said in the police report. “From there it was just … bad. I was powerless. He was holding me down. I couldn’t fight back. The kids were screaming and crying, ‘You’re hurting my Mom.'”
Harris also told police that Mayweather said, “I’m going to kill you and the man you are messing around with. I’m going to have you both disappear.”
Mayweather eventually plead guilty to domestic violence and was sentenced to 90 days in prison. He was released after serving just two months behind bars.
Much like McGregor’s MMA game, his troll game is also on point.