UFC champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather continue to antagonize one another in the press, but Conor certainly awaiting for another combat sports star.
On Wednesday evening, TMZ Sports' reporter Adam Glyn spoke with the 29-year-old Irishman in New York and he found that Conor was in town for the seventh Best of Ireland Gala, an annual event held to raise funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, the Dublin suburb “The Notorious” one hails from.
UFC Bout: Conor McGregor Hits Back at Floyd Mayweather's Taunts
Floyd defeated Conor in August to move to 50-0 as a pro boxer as he knocked him out in the 10th round of their Money Fight.
This Tuesday, Floyd took to Twitter to dig at his former foe, posting him walking into an empty MMA cage, following up the next day with a reference to “The Wire,” telling Conor, “Come at the king, you best not miss."
Here's the post, check it out.
Come at the king, you best not miss... pic.twitter.com/uHx4SJngHx
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 1, 2018
Conor, ultimately, was quick to fire back.
Teasing Floyd, Nate Diaz, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, Conor explained,
He’s engaging. We’re engaging. If it [is just for talk], and he doesn’t do it, it will follow him for the rest of his days that he did not do it. I said I would do it, I stepped up and I done it.
The 155-pound kingpin did stop to get praise Ronda Rousey, a former UFC champion though who recently signed a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment.
When asked about "Rowdy" immediate future, Conor said,
I’m delighted for her, absolutely over the moon for her. She looked like she really enjoyed herself at [WWE Royal Rumble 2018] and I was very, very happy to see her. She’s a pioneer for the game and she’s came through it all and faced big wins and big, big losses and she came through it.?