While the combat sports media cannot get enough of discussing the potential fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, it appears that Mayweather is growing frustrated talking about it.
Days after publicly telling McGregor to "sign the papers", Mayweather seems to think that the Irish MMA star doesn’t actually want to fight him.
“I think that, a lot of times with competitors and athletes and fighters, we can ask for certain things that we really don’t want," Mayweather said in an interview with Fight Hype. "I want to fight, I want to fight. There’s a lot of barking but there’s no biting. When you talk about biting, sign the contract. Don’t talk the s**t. If you really want to fight, sign the contract and we can make it happen.
“So just letting the world know that he’s full of s**t and he don’t really want to fight. ‘Oh, I want to fight, I want to fight, I want to fight. Mayweather’s scared of me.’ Listen, I’m my own boss, so let’s make the fight happen. You talking all that s**t, you acting like you want to fight, I don’t think you really want to fight. Sign the contract, let’s make it happen.”
The biggest problem with the fight being made, according to Mayweather, is a disagreement over who is the true A-side. The 49-0 boxer explained that he had to work his way up in the sport to reach the heights where he could become its most profitable star, and McGregor’s UFC success is small by comparison.
“You belong to the UFC and you don’t own anything. Don’t bid yourself out. Just make the fight happen. Just like when I went out and I competed, at one particular time, I had to be the B side. I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain. When they brought the money to the table, I took it, kicked a**, and became the A side. Now I’m the A side, come kick my a** and you become the A side. . .
“At one particular time, I was the B side. When they made me an offer, I didn’t cry, I didn’t complain, I took the offer and went out there and fought and became the A side. When I became the A side, I demanded what I wanted. He cannot demand anything because he’s not in a position to demand anything. If we offer you, or your team offers you, a certain amount of money – I don’t know what it is – take it.”
Mayweather ended his talk about McGregor with a challenge to his potential opponent, one that let his frustrations over the stalled negotiations show:
“Conor McGregor, stop blowing smoke up peoples’ a****, you little b**ch. If you want to fight, let’s make it happen you punk.”