It was a comparatively subdued press conference we witnessed today out of Las Vegas for the final Mayweather vs. McGregor promotional push. Gone were the roaring crowds of fans cheering and booing those on the podium that we saw on the World Tour. Instead, we got a largely silent group of media members and perhaps five minutes of talk from Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.
Oh, and ‘The Money Belt.’ We can’t forget that.
As for McGregor, he reiterated several points we’ve already heard thus far, mainly concentrating on how his cardio is definitely going to hold up on August 26th.
“We are prepared for 12 three minute rounds of non stop pace,” Conor said. “And I will go forward and I will put the pressure on him and break this old man, trust me on that. We are more than ready. However, 8oz gloves, he made a big big error in my opinion. I don’t see him lasting two rounds. I feel I’ll have the decision to end it inside one.
“He messed up with those 8oz gloves. It was amusing all that, but I’m very happy with that 8, I’m used to fighting with 4, we’re gonna fight in 8. Keep your hands up, keep your hands down, I don’t care. I’m going to break through whatever’s in front of me.”
“I’m gonna f**k this boy up, make no mistake,” he continued. “And when it’s all said and done, you know what? I’m gonna feel a little bit sad. Because you all should have kept your mouths shut. You should have left me over in that other game that I’m from, that more ruthless game where we bounce heads off the canvas and drill them into the floor. You should have left me where I was because this man is not on my level.”
“He’s not even a quarter of the man I am. So we’re gonna see and you are all gonna eat your words in there.”
Big words from start to finish. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say after the fight.