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On Thursday, Mayweather stormed around the halls of the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens screaming “I’ll kill that motherf—er” after the YouTuber tried to steal his hat.
The pair were at an event designed to build interest in the former pro boxer’s June 6 exhibition against Jake’s older brother Logan.
The media event was quiet in comparison to what followed after, as punches were thrown, Jake Paul was locked in a bathroom for his own safety, and even appeared to have a black eye as a result of the brawl.
For McGregor, who was stopped in the 10th round of Mayweather’s final fight in 2017, it was all an embarrassment for an athlete who forged a legacy as one of his game’s greats.
“What the f— is Floyd at?” McGregor said on Instagram, asking the question to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions and Floyd’s long-time business partner and adviser.
“The kid [Jake] curled up, didn’t fight back once, and Floyd is still running around acting the tough guy.
“The kid actually just pulled this shambles of a situation Floyd is in out of the drain for him. He should thank him. It’s embarrassing! Pro to pro it’s embarrassing.”
The former two-weight UFC champion then predicted that next month’s exhibition — a Showtime pay-per-view — will be a box office flop, and if Mayweather really wants to make money then he should fight a pro fighter.
It is unclear if McGregor is angling for a rematch with Mayweather, though it may well be implied in his statement.
“He will not scratch 10 million for this fight and he knows it. The world is watching this on Twitter.
“He’d fight a half decent pro and command 20 million upwards, yet it’s this s—. Whatever way you spin this, it’s sad. Fight someone for real, on your record, or f— off mate. Slap head!”
One month after Mayweather takes part in his boxing exhibition with Logan Paul, McGregor returns to fighting.
The Irishman fights UFC rival Dustin Poirier in a trilogy bout having exchanged a win and a loss with the American.
The two lightweights headline UFC 264 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“July 10th, I will do this absolutely flawlessly,” McGregor recently tweeted.