Floyd Mayweather threw money over Conor McGregor but the UFC star was unimpressed by the value
A picture paints a thousand dollars.
The build-up to Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Conor McGregor on August 26 has been dominated by money, and Mayweather made sure that narrative continued at a press conference in Brooklyn, New York.
The 40-year-old asked for the music to come on before labelling McGregor “a stripper” and throwing dollar bills over him.
McGregor appeared unimpressed – not by the action, but by the value of the bills that fell around him.
Mayweather retired in 2015 from boxing, having gone undefeated 49-0 through his career, and took dollar bills out of a backpack to throw over the UFC star.
“That’s all you’re worth,” Mayweather told McGregor, who asked: “Where’s the real money at?”
Some of the audience managed to get their hands on some of the money, which it turned out was indeed made up of $1 bills.
Can confirm that the money that Floyd threw into the air tonight in Brooklyn was real money. Conor was right. They were all $1 bills. pic.twitter.com/KIVgN7iRps— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 14, 2017
McGregor didn’t seem to mind it too much.
Everything I do is money. pic.twitter.com/ni3ucLSakO— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 14, 2017
There can’t be too many places where staff have to sweep up money afterwards.
Barclays Center crew hard at work cleaning up the money Floyd Mayweather threw on stage pic.twitter.com/YRhvK0l3oY— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 14, 2017