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Conor McGregor Taunts Floyd Mayweather Again

There was a time when boxers and other fighters only had two venues to attack each other verbally before any fights – press conferences and through the media. Well, that’s changed with the advent of social media, especially with Twitter and Instagram. Now they can dog each other 24/7 just by using their phones.

Conor McGregor, the superstar of the MMA world, is supposed to fight Floyd Mayweather, whom many consider the best pound-for-pound boxer in history. The Irish mixed martial arts stud is already trying to climb in the pugilist’s head.

McGregor made a back-handed compliment in this Instagram post – being pointed about how old the 40-year-old Mayweather is. Forget back-handed… he pretty much punched him in the face.

While it’s not exactly Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs – Mayweather is in far better shape at the age of 40 than people half his age, he’s still looking at fighting two things – time… and a 28-year-old McGregor, who is in the prime of his athletic career. So, yeah… the Notorious does have a point with his diss of Mayweather. It seems like boxing always waits forever to give the fans what they want. Take the Mayweather/Manny Pacquaio fight. Both were well past their primes when they fought.

Of course, there’s always the possibility that this fight doesn’t even happen, even with all the hype and the possible Aug. 26 date – though it seems to have vanished into thin air again. Mayweather may wake up one day and find that his 40-year-old body is tired of training and go back into retirement. Then again, he has such a monumental ego that he would probably view that as a total failure. I’m betting that the fight will happen, though it probably will wind up underwhelming everyone.

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