Mayweather: McGregor Is “Blowing Smoke”
After Conor McGregor received a boxing license in the state of California, it was only a matter of time before Floyd Mayweather responded. The retired — for now — boxer has been trading barbs back and forth with the Irish MMA star all year, and he couldn’t help but speak his mind once again when asked about McGregor.
In an interview with Fight Hype, Mayweather questioned McGregor’s choice to get a license in California rather than in Nevada.
"Man, I don’t fight in California," Mayweather said. "What did he get a license in California for?"
Mayweather has fought strictly in Las Vegas for the majority of his career, and he would never accept a fight in California just to appease McGregor.
"He’s blowing smoke up everybody’s a**. He don’t really wanna fight because I went to his boss. He don’t want to fight, he’s just doing that to keep his name alive, to stay relevant. He’s doing that to build his followers. He’s smart."
McGregor reportedly applied for a boxing license in multiple states, including Nevada. His outstanding fine due to his UFC 202 scuffle with Nate Diaz may be the main reason he hasn’t been able to secure a Nevada license.