Veteran boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor have been taking shots at each other on Twitter after the popular pugilist began to Tweet about McGregor’s alleged run-in with Irish drug cartel members in Dublin last year.
McGregor was reportedly partying at The Forge in Crumlin in November of last year when he is alleged to have gotten into an argument with a man.
The disagreement ended in violence, eventually sending one man to the hospital.
McGregor at the time said that the incident was “a load of bullsh*t”, though it was later reported that McGregor had had a bounty of £796,000 bounty put on his head by the Irish cartel.
McGregor and Mayweather have gone back and forth on Twitter many times in the past in the lead up to their bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in August of last year. McGregor started the bout off strong, leading the action and landing punches on his foe.
It was in the later rounds that he began to fatigue, and this was where Mayweather struck back. Pushing his foot to the floor, Mayweather rained heavy punches on McGregor, eventually wilting him to the point where the referee stepped in and called the fight off in the tenth round as the Irish mixed martial artist was no longer defending himself effectively.
The two men later showed mutual respect for one another, but that seems to have all gone down the drain after this latest online spat.
Mayweather added an image to his Twitter feed with a caption that said: “Conor McGregor allegedly punched a member of the Irish Cartel and may have a €900,000 bounty on his head.”
Below the image, Mayweather wrote: “I already fucked you up in 2017 now they about to fuck you up in 2018.
“You’re about to start your new year off with a bang 🔪🔨⛏💣⚰️”
As per usual, McGregor was quick on the trigger, replying to Mayweather in just under an hour and continually escalating the situation. Check out the Twitter beef and McGregor’s responses to Mayweather below and try not to laugh your head off!
I am the cartel.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 10, 2018