Friday 20 October 2017

Floyd Mayweather threw money over Conor McGregor but the UFC star was unimpressed by the value

A picture paints a thousand dollars.

(Frank Franklin II/AP)
(Frank Franklin II/AP)

By Max McLean

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.

McGregor didn’t seem to mind it too much.

There can’t be too many places where staff have to sweep up money afterwards.

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