Floyd Mayweather told Fight Hype this week that he believes Conor McGregor has no interesting in stepping into the ring against him.
The undefeated boxer claimed he had spoken to McGregor's boss (presumably Dana White) in an effort to sound out the situation. Mayweather's conclusion was that it was a McGregor act, an attempt by the Irish man to keep his name in the news.
Man, I don't fight in California. What did he get a license in California for.
I'ma tell you like this, he's blowing smoke up everybody's ass. He don't really want to fight because I went to his boss. He don't really want to fight. He's just doing that to keep his name alive, you know what I'm saying, to stay relevant. He don't really want to fight. He's doing that building his followers, but he's smart.
If that is one of McGregor's aims in this trash-talking battle, Mayweather certainly aided the UFC fighter's cause last night. On his Instagram account, Mayweather is running a $10,000 competition looking for the best caption for a video of McGregor submitting to Nate Diaz earlier this year.
CAPTION THIS! Best caption wins $10,000.00. The winner will be announced on Monday, Dec 19. Stay tuned ! #TMT
Considering that the video aims to label McGregor a quitter, it's strange that they chose to omit clips of the Dubliner tapping out to both Joseph Duffy and Artemij Sitenkov earlier in his MMA career.
The video finishes with a misspelling of McGregor's first name '49-0 vs CONNOR THE NOTORIOUS QUITTER'. Presumably, Floyd was not the one putting this together on Windows Movie Maker and cannot be blamed for the misspelling.