‘That Bum Will Never Be Me’ – Floyd Mayweather Berates Conor McGregor Following the Irishman’s UFC 257 Loss to Dustin Poirier

Published 01/24/2021, 12:38 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather has laid into his old foe Conor McGregor after his loss to Dustin Poirier. He questioned his ability to back up his trash-talk and said he can’t even win his own sport. Mayweather even labeled him ‘Con Artist McLoser’.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (R-L) Dustin Poirier punches Conor McGregor of Ireland in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

After weeks of predicting a knockout victory over Dustin Poirier, ‘The Notorious’ tasted knockout defeated himself for the first time in his career. ‘The Diamond’ got the technical knockout in the second round and sent the world into a frenzy.

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Mayweather has now had his say on the matter. He took to his Instagram account and questioned the criticism he faces, while ‘Con Artist McLoser’ can steal everything from him and yet get away scot-free. He then addressed McGregor’s performance.

Mayweather wrote, “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!” Thus, this showed his honest opinion on the Irishman.

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The former multi-weight champion then spoke about the rumors surrounding McGregor’s switch to boxing. For weeks now reports have suggested the Irishman is close to a crossover fight against Manny Pacquiao. Given that Mayweather has fought both, he had to have his say.

“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,” wrote Mayweather.

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Thus, Mayweather clearly did not hold back when laying into his former opponent. In the process, he even gave his opinion on the potential McGregor-Pacquiao fight. An event that fans will now see as a money-grab from both fighters.

McGregor stuck to his knockout prediction throughout the build-up to the fight against Poirier. This made his loss a bigger surprise. Many will feel that the Irishman has brought this aftermath on himself.

What do you make of Floyd Mayweather’s comments? Is Conor McGregor just trying to parrot him?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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