Floyd Mayweather is back and he brought all his bravado with him.
Floyd Mayweather really likes to talk smack. If there was a belt on the line for best trash talker in combat sports it would certainly be a battle between him and former foe Conor McGregor (though Muhammad Ali would no doubt be the GOAT).
In a recent interview with Drink Champs, where he was throwing shade every which way, Floyd Mayweather spoke on a number of topics fielded by interviewers. When asked about his bout against Conor McGregor back in August 2017, Mayweather answered with his trademark bravado.
“For the Conor McGregor fight I didn’t really train. All I did was do push-ups and sit-ups, boxed a few times, hit the bag a few times. Training camp was in different places, sometimes I wouldn’t go to the gym for a week.
“I took it serious, but I wanted to have some fun in the fight and I wanted to entertain the people. You have to give the people a show, so I gave the people a show. If I wanted to go out there and f*** him up and blaze him right out the gate, I could’ve did that. But my thing is this, if I would’ve did that, then it wouldn’t be probably a part two.”
One subject that was touched on was the possibility of his return to action in the boxing ring. The 50 fight veteran issued some pretty eye opening responses.
“Just this year alone, with the two fights on the table, the numbers are up there high. My numbers can be somewhere upwards of $600million. I even talked about fighting Khabib and Conor in the same day. I’d fight Khabib in the daytime and I’d fight Conor at night…
“You’ve gotta realise, I don’t fight boxers. I already proved to the world I’m the best at that. I don’t need to be on the pound-for-pound list. It’s no longer the pound-for-pound list, it’s the Mayweather-for-Mayweather list. I’ve surpassed that.”
Floyd Mayweather has surely achieved a great deal in his 50 fight boxing career, so the confidence is to be expected. Could he truly fight Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor in the same day and whoop them both? All signs point to yes. He’s a master at the craft of boxing. If it was a full rules fight however, he wouldn’t even have the chance to get to McGregor bout as Khabib would dominate him in the wrestling department.
It may be hyperbole, but Mayweather still knows how to get under people’s skin, get them good and riled up to see him potentially get knocked out or secure victory, and payout a ton of their hard earned money only to be disappointed, or elated, by his dominant victory.
With so much talk it’s hard to know if Floyd Mayweather will actually make good on his potential return to action. For now, he at least has our attention, but for how long will be completely up to him.
Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.
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