The media tour with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather doesn’t start until Tuesday, but already the UFC champ is taking shots at his upcoming opponent.
Reports surfaced today that Mayweather owes back taxes to the IRS, and the need to make payments is likely part of his motivation in accepting the Aug. 26 bout with McGregor, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
McGregor was asked about the situation when he was chased down by TMZ on the streets of Los Angeles (the tour begins at Staples Center), and while he said he’s not worried about what’s going on with Mayweather, he did send him a stern message.
“I don’t give a (expletive),” McGregor said. “I don’t care what he’s done. He should’ve stayed retired. He’s (expletive) now. That’s the God’s honest truth. He should have paid his taxes and stayed retire – and kept my name out of his (expletive) mouth.”
McGregor and Mayweather kick off the four-city, three country promotional tour Tuesday in Los Angeles. It then moves to Toronto on Wednesday, before a stop in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Thursday and finally to London on Friday.
UFC President Dana White said he expects the tour to be an “absolute (expletive)show,” but it should generate plenty of hype for the Aug. 26 bout, which today had a revealed pay-per-view price point of $89.95, or $99.95 for high definition.
McGregor was asked whether he felt the cost is fair. He thinks it’s not only fair, but that potential buyers are getting a bargain.
“It should be $120,” McGregor said.
Source: usa today