Conor vs Floyd is Happening and the Reaction Online Is as Crazy As You’d Expect
After over a year of back and forth (and a ton of trash talk), that felt like more like an eternity, UFC’s own Conor McGregor will finally be going up against ''retired'' boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
The fight was made official on Wednesday and will take place on August 26th in Las Vegas. For anyone following, this is no ordinary fight, not only are we talking about arguably the best in the business on both sides but no doubt the biggest draws in their respective sports and perhaps the most polarizing. The best part, neither of them hold back in and out of the ring, expect loads of verbal barbs en route to the day.
Didn't take long for Conor to take his first shot, posting a picture with Mayweather Sr., alluding the hall of fame boxer's age. Oh boy...
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
As expected, from the pros, pundits, to casual fans, the internet exploded with a range of emotions, from excitement and optimism to rage (with a touch of saltiness).
Conor's arch rival, Nate Diaz got in there, throwing shade on both fighters.
UFC legend Kenny Florian's already talking trilogy
Best case scenario money wise for Money Mayweather is if McGregor/Mayweather turns into a trilogy. Just sayin... pic.twitter.com/5CZiPOu55w— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 14, 2017
The Reem is on board!
Boom! Excited for this! https://t.co/iNjhIvqV33— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) June 14, 2017
A little post-NBA Finals meme. One can only hope it will be more exciting *sigh*
who you got? pic.twitter.com/VXFCP3JX0i— nick (@nick_pants) June 14, 2017
Tough one to beat
And Of course, there has to be...that guy
If you thought Mayweather-Pacquiao was a waste of time, boy do I have a fight for you.— Jeremy Schaap (@JeremySchaap) June 14, 2017
The fight’s been subject to a lot of criticism, as purists don’t believe this will be a close fight or should even happen given Floyd's 49-0 record and Conor's 0-0 record in boxing.
One thing for sure, whether you’re on board or not, you will be watching and they know it.