As if the stakes weren’t high enough, Floyd Mayweather just suggested he and McGregor bet their entire purse on the outcome of their fight.
It didn’t take long for things to get crazy in Toronto during the second stop of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor world tour. Now that McGregor actually understood what was set to occur during the press conference, he took his time carving into Mayweather with a fifteen minute tirade topped off with a shot at Floyd’s prop usage during the Los Angeles stop.
“What are you doing carrying a book bag on stage?” McGregor asked. “You can’t even read!”
When it was finally Mayweather’s turn to respond (seriously, these ridiculous monologues are the biggest impediment to off the cuff back and forths, I’m amazed we’re getting as much good material as we are), he told McGregor to put his money where his mouth is.
“And they said I’m the motherf**ker that can’t read?” he said. “Bitch, I do numbers! I make money! You know my middle name, bitch!”
“You owe money!” McGregor said with a laugh, referring to the recent news that Mayweather owes the IRS $22 million in back taxes.
“If you believe in yourself like you say you believe in yourself, bet your whole fight check, bitch!” Mayweather retorted.
“No f**king problem!” McGregor replied without hesitation. “Send the contract here, it’s done.”
For a moment Mayweather made it sound like maybe he had a contract ready in his backpack, but alas. If there’s going to be any extra betting made between McGregor and Mayweather, it will have to come later … perhaps at one of the two next stops still set to go down on the World Tour.