Floyd Mayweather brands Conor McGregor ‘Con Artist McLoser’ insisting ‘that bum will never be me or be on my level’ and blasts ‘racist’ critics in explosive rant on Instagram
Floyd Mayweather has slammed Conor McGregor for being a ‘bum (who) will never be on my level’ after his UFC defeat to Dustin Poirier and also blasted his ‘racist’ critics.
McGregor suffered a second round defeat to UFC 257 rival Poirier on Saturday night to ruin his return to the octagon after retirement.
After the Irishman’s defeat, Mayweather shared an Instagram post by YouTube channel RingIQ TV which asked why he is criticised for having the same character and temperament as McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather (left) has branded Conor McGregor (right) a ‘bum’ and ‘Con Artist McLoser’
McGregor (left) was beaten just two rounds into Saturday’s UFC comeback with Dustin Poirier
In a furious rant, Mayweather captioned the Instagram post: ‘I seen this post and my take on it is that the world knows Con Artist McLoser (McGregor) can steal everything from me and be loved but I’m hated. That just lets you all know that racism still exist.
‘Just know, that bum will never be me or be on my level. I’m just built different, my mindset is on another planet, my skills are second to none, I’m a natural born winner and yes I talk a lot of trash, but every time I back it up.
‘This is what they hate. It’s sad that you can be a poor black kid from the ghetto that has dealt with racism your whole life and work extremely hard to put yourself and your family in a better position, and most of the hate come from my own people.
The boxer slammed McGregor and his critics by reacting to an Instagram post comparing them
Mayweather and McGregor faced off in an unprecedented crossover fight back in 2017
‘Connor cannot even win in his own sport, but talking about coming back to boxing to fight Pacquiao. Nobody wants to see that, it’s like my leftovers eating leftovers.’
McGregor and Mayweather faced off in an unprecedented crossover boxing match in 2017 , which saw the American beat the UFC star via a tenth round knockout.
In the build-up to the Las Vegas showdown four years ago, McGregor used the words ‘monkey’ and ‘boy’ in a way which had been construed by many as offensive.
During one press conference, McGregor shouted at Mayweather: ‘Dance for me, boy,’ after the American broke out into a dance on stage. How McGregor used the word ‘boy’ has serious racial connotations – and has historically been used to belittle African Americans.
And in another pre-fight interview, the Notorious came under fire for saying ‘I can’t remember if that’s the one with the dancing monkeys or not,’ when trying to remember what film Rocky III was.
There is no scene of dancing monkeys in the film which led to people believing that McGregor was referring to scenes in which black fighters sparred at Apollo Creed’s Los Angeles gym.
Mayweather did not take offence to McGregor’s comments at the time but did react to those connotations in the summer of 2020 in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement
Last year, Mayweather (left) slammed of some of McGregor’s comments in the 2017 build-up
Speaking to World Boxing News last year, Mayweather said:’Don’t judge me for the colour of my skin and I won’t judge you for the colour of yours.
‘When Conor McGregor said disrespectful stuff talking about ‘dance boy’ they called us monkeys, nobody got behind Floyd Mayweather.
‘This is so crazy. When it’s racism amongst blacks it’s called colourist. So it’s racism amongst people right now.
‘That’s why every day when I get up I am happy because I did it for myself and for my children. I made sacrifices.’