Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather just finished the third stop on their four city World Tour, hitting up the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Things got off to a very slow start with the event not taking place until nearly two hours past the official start time of 6:30PM, but when Conor McGregor did arrive, he did it in style, clad in a massive fur coat with a snake emblazoned on the back. Our words do little to convey the heated exchanges thrown between Mayweather and McGregor over the next hour, so let’s take a look at some of the highlights from the stop:
McGregor’s outfit, a mink coat with a sea monster on the back and no shirt on underneath, was quite the departure from the suits he’s been wearing on the last two stops. Many of his fashion choices have been direct copies of other famous clothing — Conor has ripped everyone from El Chapo to Smokin’ Joe Fraser, so it will be interesting to learn who his inspiration was for this one.
Floyd Mayweather showed up draped in an Irish flag, not a bad little bit of brinkmanship considering that was one of the few things that seemed to get a rise out of Conor in Toronto.
Toronto’s “Pay your taxes” chant gets carried over to New York. In case you hadn’t heard, Floyd Mayweather apparently still owes somewhere in the neighborhood of $22 million off his 2015 tax year, which was when he raked in over $200 million fighting Manny Pacquiao.
My favorite moment from each of these press conferences has been watching Dana White’s head change 30 different shades of red as he screams Conor McGregor’s introduction.
Conor McGregor has a message for 50 Cent, who is unsurprisingly calling for Floyd Mayweather to clean his clock.
Here’s Conor McGregor responding to the growing calls that he’s a racist.
“Let’s address the race!” he shouted. “A lot of media seem to be saying I’m against black people. That’s abso-f**king-lutely ridiculous. Do they not know I’m half black? I’m half black from the belly button down!”
For some reason, I don’t think this is going to help his case.
Conor wrapped things up by throwing a bit more shade at Showtime, the company putting on the press tour.
We were kind of wondering when Floyd Mayweather would make it rain, and the answer was, Day 3.
Did Mayweather make it rain with a bunch of dirty singles from his strip club?
We almost had a rumble, and Floyd’s team was ready to go.
The final face off. Certainly not as good of an event as the Toronto show, but maybe we’re biased after having to wait two hours for the show to kick off.