After a lukewarm start to the promotional tour for his bout with Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor delivered in a big way during Wednesday’s press conference in Toronto.
The UFC lightweight champion was in prime form, delivering numerous soundbites on the stage in front of thousands of adoring fans. He began the festivities by enlisting the audience in a “F—-k the Mayweathers” chant, and most in attendance obliged. From there, McGregor riffed on a number of topics during a spirited rant. A few of the highlights:
Addressing Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza and Tuesday’s microphone incident:
And while we’re at it, f—k Showtime too. You little weasel. Look at you, you little f—king weasel. I can see it in your eyes. You’re a f—-king bitch. Cut my mic off? Cut the champ’s mic off? Hell no. You f—king weasel and you f—king bitch. They’re trying to set me up at every turn out here. They’re trying to catch me off guard. They’re trying to see me in an uncomfortable position. But I thrive in uncomfortable positions.
On the level of success he has reached at a young age in combat sports:
There’s nothing they can do to faze me. I’m getting fight checks and promoter checks. When Floyd was 28, he was on Oscar de la Hoya’s undercard. And that’s just facts.
On Mayweather’s taste in women:
Floyd is an old, weak bitch. I’m not f—-king leaving. 50 strippers on his payroll this man has. What the f—k is he doing with that strip club? 50 stripper bitches on his payroll. Shoutout to all the stripper bitches on his payroll. At least Rob Kardashian only had one. He has 50.
On his biggest win of his combat sports career to date:
Toronto….What a f—king city. I was here two or three years ago. I was also on a world tour. I was also facing an unconquerable quest. I was facing the then pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter on the planet, Jose Aldo. They said the same things then as they’re saying now. That I have no chance. They said I’m in over my head. They said he kicks to hard. Too many weapons. The Irishman’s gonna fall short. He doesn’t stand a hope. It took me 13 seconds.
A message to the pundits and critics:
I just want to speak to all the pundit p—-ies, supposed experts. You are f—-king crazy if you think this man stands a chance. His head is too small. One shot is all it takes me. Check the facts. I bounce heads off the canvas and dribble that s—-t. He goes to a decision. He’s never even fought a day in his life. He’s a runner. He’s boxing’s biggest bitch.
On Mayweather’s choice of attire:
Life is so f—-king good. How do I look? What the f—k is he wearing? He looks like a little breakdancer or something. A little 12-year-old breakdancer bitch. What the f—k? He’s 40. You’re 40 years of age. Dress your f—-king age. Carrying a school bag on stage. What are you doing with a school bag on stage? You can’t even read.
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