After former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson gave his opinion on McGregor vs. Mayweather, you just knew The Notorious was going to respond to being called a ‘dumbass’.
Everyone has had their say about the mega-event between the two fighters, but Tyson’s opinion will perhaps be thought of more highly than anyone else’s.
“McGregor is going to get killed boxing,” Tyson told Pardon My Take, via Sports Illustrated.
He then explained his anger towards McGregor for succumbing to Mayweather’s demands while mistakenly naming him ‘McConor.’
“I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?” he added.
“McConor put his dumb ass in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a baby. McConor can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance.”
Mayweather and McGregor face-off during the Toronto, Canada, press conference. Credit: PA
Finishing the interview by saying, “McGregor took the biggest sucker rules in the history of boxing.“
A few days removed from giving the interview, needless to say, the 29-year-old has returned fire in typical fashion.
He replied to a Tweet detailing the story by posting the following message;
“That’s nice Mike, but you’re looking at the new Don King here, son. Money is mine.”
That's nice Mike, but you're looking at the new Don King here, son.
Money is mine.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 25, 2017
The UFC lightweight champion didn’t stop there. He relayed another message but aiming it towards the wider audience.
You are all going to eat your words for the rest of your days, while I eat lobster for the rest of mine. pic.twitter.com/UbDD4ibIP4
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 26, 2017
There’s no denying his confidence, but we’re all that the point now when we want the talking to stop and the fighting to start.
The fight on 26 August can’t come soon enough.