Bad Lip Reading Roasts McGregor/Mayweather Press Conference
If you have been living under a rock for the last few years, then you might not have seen the amazing team over at Bad Lip Reading, who make videos on YouTube that have gone viral over and over again. They’ve most recently gotten their hands on the press conference videos for Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s world tour in the lead up to their boxing super fight. The highlights include Mayweather and McGregor standing face to face on the second day of their press tour in Toronto, with McGregor calling Mayweather “a pickle head”, and also a few good shots at Mayweather’s singing abilities.
The UFC lightweight champion and boxing veteran are set to face off in the ring on the 26th of August in front of a packed crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The pay per view is expected to yield the largest revenue ever seen in combat sports.
The two athletes started of touring Los Angeles and Toronto, where McGregor clearly dominated the trash talk component of the press conferences, with plenty of jokes being made at Mayweather’s expense. At one point, McGregor even asked the crowd to yell “F*ck the Mayweathers,” and they enthusiastically obliged. Mayweather eventually managed to wind his performances back at the New York press conference where he showered the stage in dollar bills and managed to get the crowd on side.
“No one knows what’s coming, and that’s why there’s a lot of fear in the boxing community and in his camp,’’ McGregor said on Tuesday following one of the press conferences.“They don’t know what to expect. I’m going to come out a lot different.”
“I am fighting. He’s boxing. The two worlds collide.’’
“I just don’t think he’s ever seen anything like this,’’ said McGregor. “I don’t think the boxing world has ever seen this kind of power, this kind of velocity, this type of movement. These attacks are different.”
With their press conference tour coming to a close in London, it seems like the Bad Lip Reading crew will have a little bit more material to work with. Mayweather went so far as to call McGregor a “f*ggot” on stage, igniting fury among the LGBTQ community. McGregor had previously courted controversy when he told Mayweather to “Dance for me, boy,” with racial undertones setting off anger in the African American community.
Check out the absolutely hilarious video from Bad Lip Reading below, and get a bit of a breath of fresh air after the crazy four days of press conferences we’ve had so far. Let us know what you think in the comments below!