Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made no bones about the fact that money is the most important thing in his life, so you’ll have to excuse him if he applies his own principles to social activist movements.
As almost anyone who owns a computer or television set could tell you, the “#MeToo” movement is one that has gained recognition in recent months as a way for people to speak out against sexual harassment and assault. Many women have shared their stories of being victims of such behavior and used the hashtag #MeToo as a show of solidarity. In a recent interview with Jordyn Taylor of Men’s Health, Mayweather was asked how he believes men can grow in 2018 in light of the “me too” movement.
“The who?” the undefeated boxer asked.
When Taylor informed Mayweather that she was referring to sexual assault, he seemed clueless.
“When you say ‘me too’ … When somebody is like, ‘I got a Rolls Royce, I be like ‘me too,'” Mayweather said. “When somebody say they got a private jet, I say, ‘Me too. I got two. Me too.'”
Floyd can’t be serious, can he?
“Well, I didn’t know!” he insisted. “My Me Too movement from the beginning was whenever somebody said what they have I’m like, ‘me too.’ Somebody say they got a billion dollars, I say, ‘I made a billion dollars, me too.'”
If that’s Mayweather’s way of trying to troll everyone, it’s in pretty poor taste. As someone who has a well-documented history with domestic violence, Floyd should tread lightly when discussing topics of that nature.
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Conor McGregor is supposedly wanted by the Irish cartel after he punched the wrong person at a nightclub a couple of months back, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. finds the whole thing hilarious.
McGregor has not seemed concerned about the reported bounty the cartel has on his head, but Mayweather doesn’t want the story to die. On Wednesday, the undefeated boxer shared a screenshot of a headline claiming McGregor is a wanted man and mocked his former opponent.
“I already f—ed you up in 2017 now they about to f– you up in 2018,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “You’re about to start your new year off with a bang.”
Mayweather also included an emoji of a coffin.
As you might expect, McGregor couldn’t resist firing back.
I am the cartel.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 10, 2018
A crime reporter in Ireland said he believes McGregor is in serious danger, but that was over a month ago.
While McGregor and Mayweather are unlikely to ever fight again, that hasn’t stopped them from taunting one another in recent months. Even after they squared up, the two don’t want to let their feud die.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr. has downplayed any talk of him potentially coming out of retirement to fight in the UFC, but Dana White insists it is still a possibility.
White appeared on FS1’s “Undisputed” on Thursday, and he was asked about Mayweather recently stressing that he only said he “could” fight in the UFC and not that he “would.” The implication was that it’s not going to happen, but White revealed that he has a meeting scheduled with Floyd’s people.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) December 28, 2017
“What I said was don’t count anything out on him coming over to the UFC,” White said. “Anything is possible. I did not believe that McGregor-Mayweather would happen and it did, so anything’s possible. I actually have a meeting with those guys today — with (Floyd’s) crew.”
White also said he is interested in getting into boxing in 2018, so perhaps that has something to do with why he is meeting with The Money Team.
Mayweather has said that he could make $1 billion if he agreed to a three- or four-fight deal with the UFC, but that seems highly unlikely for a 40-year-old with no MMA experience. He would probably only go into the octagon for a one-time spectacle fight. The fight fans would want to see is Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, and McGregor seems like he has been trying to antagonize Floyd on social media. However, the two are in different weight classes.
With all the money that was made in the Mayweather-McGregor fight, it’s no surprise White still wants to be in business with Mayweather in some capacity. That’s probably why he is doing his best to keep the buzz alive.
Conor McGregor seems to be goading Floyd Mayweather amid rumors of the boxer potentially heading to the UFC.
ESPN shared a photo on Twitter Thursday of a young Mayweather and photoshopped UFC gloves onto his fists.
What if Floyd Mayweather decided to trade his boxing gloves for UFC gloves? pic.twitter.com/sFFn5R6SAw
— ESPN (@espn) December 21, 2017
Their tweet seemed like a trial balloon to see what the fan reaction would be. They also found out what McGregor’s reaction would be.
Virgin ears https://t.co/Q58KN2qXwM
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 22, 2017
The “virgin ears” tweet came a day after McGregor, unsolicited, tweeted “p—y.” Many figured that tweet was intended for Mayweather.
On Wednesday, UFC boss Dana White said he’s talking with Mayweather about a potential UFC deal. That got things stirred up, but Mayweather seemed to shoot down the likelihood of that happening.
“I never said I was going to fight in the UFC,” Mayweather told FightHype. “I didn’t say that. I said if I wanted to, and what I could do. Would and could do is different things. I’m not going to do it though.”
“They talk about ‘oh yeah Floyd said he’s fighting in the UFC for a billion dollars’. That’s not what I said.
“Exactly what I said is this: If I made over a billion dollars before, I could do it again. If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights or fight four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars, which I can.
“I could do it in three fights, or even four fights, I can make a billion dollars if I choose to get in the octagon and fight. Fight three or four fights and then fight Conor McGregor in the octagon.”
The likelihood of Mayweather following a 3 or 4-fight plan in the UFC seems quite unlikely considering he’s 40 and hasn’t fought in MMA before. He would need to train extensively before his first fight, then would need recovery time before his following fights.
If he were to go into the octagon for a big payday, a one-time spectacle fight against someone who has a lot of marketability but limited MMA experience seems much more plausible. You know, someone like this.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. could potentially come out of retirement for a rematch against Conor McGregor, but the fight may not take place where everyone would expect it to.
On Wednesday, UFC president Dana White told ESPN’s Brett Okamato that he has had discussions with Mayweather about the undefeated boxing champion potentially fighting in the Octagon.
“We’re talking to Floyd about doing a UFC deal,” White said. “It’s real. He was talking about [boxing] Conor McGregor. Was that real? Have you heard Floyd talk about many things that aren’t real? He usually tips his hand when he’s in the media, and then that s— ends up happening.”
While the idea sounds extremely far-fetched, White was quick to point out that the same was said about Mayweather’s boxing match against McGregor before it actually happened.
“We’re interested in doing something with Floyd. Everything is a realistic possibility,” he added. “Mayweather vs. McGregor f—ing happened. Anything is possible.”
Mayweather got the UFC buzz off and running earlier this month, when he said during a live social media stream that UFC officials have reached out to him. The 15-time champion speculated that he could make $1 billion by signing with the UFC.
“They just called me not too long ago and asked me to come back,” Mayweather said. “I can come right back. If I wanted to, I can come right back to the UFC. I can go fight in the Octagon. I can do a three- or four-fight deal in the Octagon and make a billion dollars. Remember, I’m Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”
Okamoto notes that there would be serious obstacles to Mayweather fighting McGregor in a UFC setting, as the two are in different weight classes and Mayweather would face an even bigger disadvantage in the cage than McGregor faced in the boxing ring.
No matter how crazy the numbers were surrounding Mayweather’s boxing match with McGregor, it still seems insane to think a 40-year-old with no MMA experience is going to fight in the UFC. We wouldn’t count on it happening.
The pay-per-view numbers for the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match have finally been released, and they’re pretty sizable.
Showtime announced on Thursday that the boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather in late August did 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America.
The large amount places the McGregor-Mayweather fight as the second-most purchased pay-per-view fight in history behind Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao, which did 4.6 million buys.
Mayweather has now been part of the four-most purchased pay-per-view fights in history, and the only two that did over 4 million. His 2007 fight with Oscar De La Hoya generated 2.4 million buys, and his 2013 fight with Canelo Alvarez did 2.2 million buys.
Floyd Mayweather took a trip to China, and he ended up with a pet panda — sort of.
While in China, Mayweather paid nearly $15,000 as an adoption fee to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The fee gave Mayweather naming rights to a 1-year-old panda for a year. And guess what Mayweather named the panda for now? TMT Floyd Mayweather.
The panda was previously named “Maodou.”
Mayweather shared some photos on Instagram from his trip to China. In one post, he said he was paid $3 million for the trip.
Here in Beijing, China at “The Great Wall Of China”, considered to be one of the greatest Wonders of The World! It’s always been on my list of places to see throughout my travels in life however, timing is everything. Coming here with 23 people has been a great experience and it doesn’t hurt to get paid $3,000,000. to simply visit and vacation here in luxury for a few days. With money this long, everything is different. I move different, I dress different and I live different because my money is extremely different! i want to thank my cousin @dejuanblake and his @affiliationmanagement company for putting this all together. Photo credit: @lapistolpete @idriserba videographer: @jamesdayap
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First Mayweather goes to Russia and ends up with a pet tiger, and now he goes to China and adopts a panda. What will come next?
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