Now that the fight is officially on, Conor McGregor has been taking the opportunity to get inside Floyd Mayweather’s head… with some hilarious trolling.
First, following Floyd’s announcement that the two would face off in Las Vegas on Aug. 26, the UFC superstar sent out a laughter-grabbing tweet.
“THE FIGHT IS ON,” Conor wrote, alongside a photo of himself and Floyd Mayweather Sr., not Jr. LMFAO!!
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
And on Monday night (June 19), McGregor was back at it again. Just before midnight, he took to Twitter to post a photo of himself standing in the middle of the boxing ring where he’s been training. The caption reads: “I am a filthy Irish animal.”
If you didn’t notice, in the background there’s a new painting that he had done that features himself punching Mayweather in the face.
I am a filthy Irish animal. pic.twitter.com/n2dETi40b2
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 20, 2017
While the photo is funny, Twitter couldn’t help but give McGregor some pushback, given the recent videos that surfaced showing him getting schooled by a unknown boxing pro during a recent sparring session.
You're gonna land about 3% of your punches….dead serious…enjoy the payday tho
— Noho_Hank (@Big_BeN_Theory) June 20, 2017
He's amazing. Floyd will treat him like a bum because fraud is a bum and has to fight a fish out of water. Stupid exhibition cash grab
— Love Dem Broncos (@rhbroncos) June 20, 2017