Despite Getting His $400,000 Rolls Royce Scraped, Floyd Mayweather Makes Brutally Honest Admission About Conor McGregor Creating Dangerous Environment in Resurfaced Interview

Published 07/17/2023, 12:55 PM EDT

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The bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was one of the most highly anticipated events in combat sports history. Mayweather, widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, came out of retirement to face McGregor, the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion known for his striking skills and charismatic personality. The fight was held in a boxing ring, with Mayweather’s undefeated record at stake against McGregor’s reputation as a knockout artist in the octagon.

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The bout captured the attention of combat sports fans worldwide. The intense verbal exchanges leading up to the fight were also something that kept the fans hooked on the bout. McGregor, known for his brash personality, unleashed a barrage of insults mocking Mayweather’s age and boxing skills. In the resurfaced video, Mayweather discussed the dangerous environment that was created as a result of the intense rivalry.

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Hollywood Unlocked recently posted a video from one of Floyd Mayweather’s old interviews on Facebook. In the resurfaced interview, Jason Lee discussed McGregor’s over-the-top behavior prior to their bout. He pointed out how, as fans’ emotions rode high, people even tried to scrape Mayweather’s Rolls Royce worth $400,000.

Reflecting on the incidents, Mayweather conveyed his belief that everyone encounters challenges specific to their circumstances. He recognized that such incidents were inevitable, given his high-profile status. However, Mayweather emphasized the importance of maintaining composure and focus amidst provocation, both inside and outside the ring. As he stated, it is crucial to stay relaxed, composed, and committed to the task at hand, regardless of external pressures. He stated, “Those things happen. You know I feel like we all put in certain positions for certain reasons. Those things will happen.”

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Nonetheless, he highlighted his commitment to maintaining restraint, realizing that he also has the potential to say things he shouldn’t. In Mayweather’s words, “Sometimes when you sign up for certain things people can go over the top. But that doesn’t mean I’m gonna go over the top. Because sometimes I can say things that I shouldn’t say.” Mayweather seemed very understanding about the situation considering how it had definitely put him in a potentially dangerous situation at the time.

Chael Sonnen on why the bout never received a sequel

Recently, in a video shared by Comedy Shorts, ‘The American Gangster’ Chael Sonnen talked with comedian Andrew Schulz about why the rematch for Mayweather-McGregor never materialized. Sonnen complimented both fighters for putting on a great fight. He stated that the promoters had an excellent opportunity to organize a rematch. Sonnen stated, “They had both the fires, which generally is the hardest thing that you’ve got right…”

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Sonnen compared this situation to the failed Jon Jones versus Francis Ngannou fight. In contrast, the McGregor – Mayweather bout was different. Given their match’s circumstances, a second edition would have fared better. However, Sonnen expressed disappointment in the actual outcome of “The Money Fight.” Despite the hype, he claimed it performed poorly in terms of sales. Additionally, he pointed out that there was no official confirmation of the reported pay-per-view numbers.

According to Sonnen, sequels usually outperform their predecessors, but the high guarantees and financial mistakes hindered a rematch between McGregor and Mayweather. While the authenticity of Sonnen’s comments cannot be verified, it is worth noting that UFC President Dana White declined to discuss a potential rematch during an interview last year with the Jim Rome Show.

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Meanwhile, do share your thoughts about Sonnen’s statements in the comments below. What do you think about a rematch between the two legends?

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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