Conor McGregor is busy preparing for the fight of his life on August 26th against Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring, a fight few think is possible for him to win. And while most of his time is being spent in the gym, Conor is still putting in the hours representing himself on social media, especially when someone with a bit of fame voices their opinion on his inability to emerge from the Mayweather fight victorious.
We saw him go toe to toe with NBA star Draymond Green on Instagram, and now he’s taking on heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson. Tyson is a huge fan of MMA and a pretty big fan of Conor as well, but that doesn’t mean he thinks the UFC lightweight champ can beat Floyd at his own game. Mike was quite detailed in his criticism, saying Conor “put his dumbass in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out” by taking “the biggest sucker rules in the history of boxing” amongst other things.
McGregor responded soon after on Twitter.
For all you young whippersnappers out ther, Don King was Mike Tyson’s boxing promoter during his peak who made hundreds of millions off Tyson, more than a substantial chunk of it via endless expenses taken off Tyson’s end of the purse for whatever King and his cronies could think of. He wasn’t responsible for Tyson going bankrupt, but his siphoning of money out of Iron Mike’s accounts certainly didn’t help.
What exactly is Conor implying here, though? That it doesn’t matter if he gets knocked out because he’s getting paid? That right there is the cynical opinion of everyone crapping on the Mayweather-McGregor fight: that McGregor is being scummy and knows full well that he can’t hang in the ring with Mayweather. That all this is just for a paycheck. But perhaps that interpretation was caused by the limitations of a quickly jotted down 140 character comeback tweet. Taking his social media postings as a whole, Conor still seems ridiculously confident that he’s going to shock the world on August 26th.