WATCH: 'I'm an elephant and he's an ant' - Floyd Mayweather slams Conor McGregor comparisons as 'disrespect'
Published 15/11/2016 | 17:11
Floyd Mayweather didn't watch Conor McGregor become the first fighter in UFC history to become a dual-weight champion at UFC 205 and has described continuing comparisons between the pair as 'disrespect'.
Speculation of a possible bout between the undefeated Mayweather and the Crumlin star have circulated over the past year but have never been close to coming to fruition.
The American was asked if he had watched the Notorious' completely overwhelming Eddie Alvarez at Madison Square Garden and was miffed when the TMZ reporter referred to McGregor as the 'Floyd Mayweather of MMA'.
"Never compare Conor McGregor to me, it's disrespect," Mayweather said. "I'm an elephant, elephant don't beef with ants. Elephant is so large, he don't even see ants."
Mayweather on McGregor!— Strictly Boxing Fans (@BoxingBritain1) November 15, 2016
"Didn't know he's undefeated, reigned for 20 years & was world champ in 5 weight classes." pic.twitter.com/b2eOivjkyr
"I mean if you’re saying he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA, I’m trying to find out. Have you ever made $300 million in one night? Have you ever made $100 million in one night? Have you ever made $70 million in one night?"
"So as far as you wanna say he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA ... I mean, I mean it’s okay to just say it, it’s not true."