UFC star Conor McGregor has vowed to break the face of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a Tweet that he sent out to his millions of followers on social medial on Saturday. This was in response to a post by Mayweather on his social media site where he posted a posted a video of McGregor tapping out against Nate Diaz.
Mayweather asked his followers to come up with a fitting caption to describe McGregor in him quitting against Diaz. Apparently, the 28-year-old McGregor didn’t care for the post, because he’s now saying he’s going to break Mayweather’s face.
Whether McGregor ever gets a chance of making that happen or not is unclear. UFC president Dana White maintains that the fight is not going to happen between Mayweather and McGregor despite the Irish fighter getting a boxing license in California this year. White has McGregor under contract with the UFC, and he’s not about to let him fight Mayweather in the boxing ring. However, that doesn’t mean that White wouldn’t give the green light to a fight between McGregor and Mayweather inside the octagon under MMA rules.
That’s something that White would likely agree to in a second if the 39-year-old Mayweather were willing to sign a contract for that type of fight. Mayweather is not that daring at this point in his career, and obviously not crazy enough for him to sign on for a dangerous fight against McGregor in the UFC. Mayweather is too old, and would have too much to learn before he would be even remotely prepared for fight of that type.
I am going to break his face pic.twitter.com/sI5jxpVGQN
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 24, 2016
Mayweather and McGregor have been trading barbs back and forth since 2015 in talking about a fight between them. It’s all harmless fun. It helps increase McGregor’s popularity by pulling in boxing fans to watch his fights in the UFC on PPV, and it keeps the now retired Mayweather’s name in the forefront.
Since Mayweather seems to have no interest at all in ever competing again in the boxing ring, it would seem to be a waste of time for the fans to pay attention to this. Mayweather is done. McGregor will never fight him in a match or anyone else in the sport until his MMA career is over. Even then, it’s pretty hard to imagine McGregor taking up boxing in his 30s. What McGregor seems to be doing now by mentioning Mayweather’s name a lot of name dropping in what appears to be a trick to snatch boxing fans to start following his fights in the UFC.