Thursday afternoon, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather appeared onstage together in New York for the third stop of their highly anticipated world tour.
The press conference was certainly the most intense so far, with the two men getting in each other’s faces once again as tensions continued to build throughout the course of the third press conference. at one point, things got so heated that the UFC champion was just inches away from Mayweather, as he made sure he was included in Mayweather’s Periscope stream footage, going as far as to attempt to smack Mayweather’s hat off his head.
Things were made even more tense of course by the recent accusations regarding Conor McGregor making racist comments, after the lightweight champ instructed Mayweather to “dance for me boy” at both Tuesday and Wednesday’s press conferences, before then making jokes about being “black from the belly button down” at yesterday’s press conference, where he also stated that he loved black women, before making a sexual gesture.
Following the tense press conference, and the pair’s separate media scrums, media members in London were shocked when the pair were spotted de-boarding the same private jet according to several media sources:
This of course has led to countless members of the combat sports community speculating that the pair are actually working together to promote the event by working together behind the scenes despite their onstage antics.
Tune in to BJPenn.com ot see if the pair address the plane ride, or the photos, at the last stop on the Mayweather-McGregor world tour.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/14/2017.