Draymond Green better be damn careful, or else his sport might just be the next to get invaded by intrepid UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
On August 26th, McGregor will attempt to conquer the professional boxing world, as he takes on the greatest pugilist of a generation, Floyd Mayweather Jr., at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. On the night, McGregor will have a great deal of support. Thousands of Irish fans have traveled to the Nevada desert ahead of all his big fights and this time will be no different.
McGregor’s countrymen won’t be the only ones screaming themselves hoarse for ‘The Notorious’, though. The 29-year-old also has legions of fans in the United States, and indeed the world over. Even though most of the stops along the May-Mac world press tour last month were much closer to Floyd’s home than Conor’s, it was the UFC star who seemed to be the fan favourite at every venue.
However, one person who apparently won’t be supporting McGregor come August 26th is the aforementioned Green.
On Sunday, Green, a forward for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors, posted a picture of McGregor to Instagram. Alongside the shot, in which McGregor is wearing a Golden State Warriors jersey, he wrote, “We rocking with Floyd bro not you… take that off bruh.”
This drew a response from McGregor.
“That’s C.J Watson mate,” wrote the Dubliner. “I don’t know who the f–k you are. No disrespect tho kid, keep hustling and stay in school.”
“Now ask yourself why I’m rocking C.J. when I don’t know or give a f–k about basketball. I dribble heads off the floor. Not a ball. This is no game here kid.”
It’s worth noting, as did Bleacher Report, that McGregor’s choice of jersey is more calculated than it might seem at first glance.
Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend Josie Harris told police that the boxer had attacked her in 2010 when he found messages on her phone from Watson. Mayweather would later serve 90 days in prison after pleading guilty to battery domestic violence.
Several months back, before the May-Mac showdown had even been signed, McGregor brought up Watson’s name in a taunting Twitter post directed at Mayweather.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 11, 2017
The jersey, then, seems like an attempt to play some subtle mind games as the fight inches closer.
Anyway, getting back to McGregor’s little spat with Green, we suggest that the two settle this matter on the court. Once he inflicts the first blemish upon Mayweather’s boxing record, we have no doubt that McGregor will look for newer, even greater sporting challenges; perhaps slinging the pigskin from behind a diminutive but tenacious offensive line consisting of Artem Lobov, Dillon Danis, John Kavanagh and Owen Roddy, or sinking putts at Augusta, his zoological body art still visible neath an open fur coat. So why not step out on to the hardwood to show Green what’s what. After all, McGregor has already shown himself to be quite an accomplished shooter from the free-throw line.
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