Last week, UFC champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather appeared onstage together on four separate occasions as part of their Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor world tour. The pair certainly wasted no time in ramping up the trash talk for their highly anticipated August 26th fight, where McGregor will look to pick up his first professional boxing win, and hand Floyd Mayweather the first loss of his career.
Throughout the course of the 4-city town tour, McGregor and Mayweather continued to increase the intensity of the trash talk as they went at not only each other professionally, but personally as well.
Showtime Exec Stephen Espinoza, who was on the receiving end of quite a bit of trash talk from McGregor, recently weighed-in on the matter, saying:
“THE INTENSITY KEEPS INCREASING. IT’S GETTING MORE TENSE AND MORE TENSE ALL AROUND. I THINK EARLIER I SAID, I WISH THERE WERE 4 OR 5 MORE DATES. AT THIS POINT ONE MORE DATE IS ABOUT ALL IT WILL TAKE BEFORE THIS THING BLOWS UP.”
“IT’S GETTING RIGHT TO THE LINE, AND I THINK THAT WITH ANOTHER FIGHTER OTHER THAN FLOYD, THERE WERE A COUPLE OF TIMES TONIGHT THAT COULD HAVE TURNED INTO SOMETHING UGLY, BUT FLOYD’S BEEN THERE BEFORE.”
Fortunately, the press conferences went off without any major incidents, however on the final stop of the press conference in London, McGregor did physically touch Mayweather for the first time, rubbing Mayweather’s head as he walked past the undefeated boxer during his final speech to the public in London.
In the video above, you can see some of Conor McGregor’s best lines from throughout the course of the world tour, which include his insults aimed at Showtime Exec Stephen Espinoza, who McGregor blamed for having his mic cut on the first stop of the world tour.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/14/2017.