Things are heating up on the MayMac World Tour after Conor McGregor aimed a scathing attack at Floyd Mayweather and Showtime in Toronto.
The UFC lightweight world champion called Showtime exec Stephen Espinoza a ‘weasel’ and a ‘b*tch’ on the second leg of the tour, whilst requesting the audience to join him in a chant of ‘f*ck the Mayweathers’.
Meanwhile, things almost escalated towards the end of the Toronto presser when Mayweather grabbed an Irish flag. This caused McGregor to snatch the bag of the proclaimed “TBE” as both men stalled, waiting for the other to flinch first.
The press event now moves the third stop of the tour at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York ahead of their August 26 bout in Las Vegas.
The full press conference will be live right here on MMA Plus from 11:30pm BST.
Fireworks are expected this week, as the two megastars verbally spar on four consecutive days during their whirlwind promotional tour, stopping in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and London. UFC President Dana White will be accompanying the Irishman on each leg of the tour with the press conferences being hosted by Showtime Boxing.
The full dates for the tour are as follows:-
Thursday, July 13 – Barclays Centre, New York
Friday, July 14 – SSE Wembley Arena, London