With what could become the biggest fight of the decade announced Wednesday night, the build up is sure to be fascinating. Have a look at both men’s best moments in trash-talking and decide who you think does it best.
Floyd Mayweather has been at the top of the fight game for years now. ‘Money’ has amounted a 49-0 record in an outstanding career, and will be confident of reaching the elusive 50.
Conor McGregor is arguably the biggest star in the fighting world right now. The Irish fighter holds a record of 21-3 in MMA and is well known for his stand up skills.
However, aside from both men’s dominance, what common traits are we left with? The entertainment value both men bring to the table.
Expect numerous clips to go viral of the pair discussing the upcoming fight. You can also expect absolutely nothing to be off the table when these two go at it.
Two of the most divisive characters in combat sports, both are excellent at building up excitement to fights in the build-up.
Mayweather will hold the trump card in relation to finance, whilst McGregor will most likely play the age and relativity card.
One thing is for sure, these verbals will dominate the headlines for the next 10 weeks.
First we look at Floyd’s trash talking, featuring plenty of money talk, with a nice hint of his undefeated record. Nobody is off limits to Floyd and even interviewers face some heat.
Next we look at Conor McGregor. McGregor’s trash talking kicked off on day one. Those interested should check out his first ever MMA hour interview with Ariel Helwani.
Like Mayweather, lots of the Notorious’ trash talking centres around money. Due to perhaps a slight Irish bias, we feel McGregor’s is slightly more creative and entertaining.
Many of you may see the more pessimistic side of this Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather fight, however, nobody can deny the entertainment values sure to be seen prior to this fight.
Kevin Daly, Pundit Arena