Conor McGregor has served up one of his most brutal Twitter messages yet to taunt Floyd Mayweather, as rumours of a potential fight between the celebrity duo gathers pace.
After undefeated boxing champion Mayweather claimed earlier this week that he has offered UFC king McGregor $15m to take him on in a boxing match this year, the inevitable Twitter response from the Irishman was not long in coming.
When the message arrived, it was loaded with innuendo, with a cartoon image depicting him standing over a stricken Mayweather and reference to basketball star C.J. Watson.
The image may be less offensive to than the reference to Watson, who was rumoured to have had an intimate relationship Mayweather’s partner Josie Harris back in 2010, with the boxer later convicted of domestic violence against the mother of three of his children.
McGregor acquired a boxing license last year and appears to be edging towards a possible move into the sport, yet the prospect of taking on the unbeaten Mayweather in his first major fight would appear to be more than a little ambitious.
However, the Dubliner seems convinced he could give Mayweather a fight, with this Twitter message suggesting he is ready to switch sports.
"I will be a ghost in there." pic.twitter.com/MxAkiE0SXS— McGregor Army (@McGregorArmy) January 11, 2017