With eight days remaining until the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, we see the continuing of an interesting narrative between the two fighters. As McGregor is putting out vlogs showcasing not only his lifestyle, but his non-stop training for the August 26th face off, we see a different attitude from the 49-0 Floyd Mayweather.
Up until last week at his open workout, not much if any footage of Mayweather training was out there. Even on Showtime’s All-Access, a majority of the narrative has been Mayweather living his lifestyle and flaunting his wealth, and McGregor in the gym or showcasing his Music Man ability to talk up this fight.
And now, Floyd Mayweather has added to that story asThe 40-year-old will spend every night between now and next Saturday night at the strip club he owns in Las Vegas, “Girl Collection.”
Mayweather took to social media in the early hours of Friday morning to detail the plan.
“Come hang out with me at Girl Collection… Ask me anything you want, live and in person. Starting tonight, all the way through Monday August 28. I’ll be at the one and only ‘Girl Collection’ meeting and greeting fans.”
And while may take shots at Mayweather for this, and try to lionize McGregor for his very public training. This is a fight that Dana White claimed on Wednesday that was created by the fans and the media. And if the social and traditional media basis are the target demographics and able to use stories like this to create conversation and talk, why wouldn’t Mayweather do this?
Leonard Ellerbe was asked why Floyd Mayweather wanted eight ounce gloves after rejecting the notion in the early stages of negotiations. Ellerbe claimed that Mayweather wanted to give McGregor, “Every possible advantage.” That along with the betting line shift, Mayweather actively talking up McGregor’s ability, as well as trying to switch between his claims that he’s in the best shape he’s ever been in and that McGregor may in fact beat him. This could in fact be another great piece of barking by two of the world’s greatest ringmasters, or the ultimate act of defiance by a man not taking this fight seriously, either way it keeps the people talking.
Original Story: New York Post