The fun is over. Now it’s time for the real business to begin for Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The training for their fight, which is on August 26th, is set to intensify while this pair get ready for the greatest battle of their lives.
Before then however, we will return to the epic four city press conferences for a quick run-down of all the best lines.
Press conference number one – Las Angeles
“He looks good for a 7 figure fighter, he looks good for a 8 figure fighter but mother fucker I’m a 9 figure fighter.”
“God don’t make mistakes and god only made one thing perfect and that’s my boxing record.”
“I’m going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my word.”
“I don’t fear (Floyd Mayweather) I don’t fear his limited set of rules.”
“He’s in a fucking tracksuit, he can’t even afford a suit anymore.”
Press conference number two – Toronto
“We’re not talking about being at the top for one year, two years, three years, four years. We’re talking about 21 years.”
“If you believe in yourself like you say you believe in yourself, bet your whole fight check.”
“I thrive in uncomfortable positions. There is nothing these guys can do to phase me. Twenty-eight years of age, I’m getting fight checks and promoter checks. When Floyd was 28, he was on Oscar De La Hoya’s undercard and that’s just facts.”
“One shot is all it takes. Check the facts. I bounce heads off the canvas. He tip-tap-toes to a decision. He’s never fought a day in his life, he’s a runner.”
Press conference number three – New York
“I have to stand up for the Americans and the American fight fans. He represents his country and I represent the red, white and blue. I represent everyone in this country.
“I’ve been doing this for 21 years in five weigh classes. I’ve never quit.”
“All of the media seem to be saying I’m against black people… Do they not know I’m half black? I’m half black from the belly button down.”
“To come back here, where I made history, became the first fighter in history to win two UFC titles simultaneously. Thanks to you all, I’m blown away by the support.”
Press conference number four – London
“This is big for both MMA and the boxing world. This is huge. Every MMA guy is trying to fight a boxer. A fight like this can only happen once in a lifetime. This is a very, very big event.”
“Four years ago I fought in London at The Forum in front of about 500 people. Now here I am about to quadruple my net worth with one-half a fight. Sign me up. No one is going to kick, knee or elbow. And it’s against this little bitch.”
“I’m going to knock you out on August 26. You have made a big mistake, for the money. I’m going to destroy your legacy.”