VIDEO - Conor McGregor angrily responds to Floyd Mayweather as war of words escalates
The animosity between UFC dual-weight champion Conor McGregor and the undefeated Floyd 'Money' Mayweather has worsened over the past 24 hours.
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.
Mayweather slammed comparisons made by between him and the Notorious as 'disrespect'.
"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."
The American also claimed that he had not seen the Irishman obliterating Eddie Alvarez to claim his second UFC belt but McGregor was having none of it.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, the 28-year-old laughed off Mayweather's assertion that he had not watched the fight and when told that Mayweather has called him an 'ant', he responded: "Tell him to say it to my face."
Ready to rumble? Conor McGregor responds to Floyd Mayweather's comments! pic.twitter.com/jkttH8KuFc— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) November 15, 2016