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Mayweather to McGregor “Elephants Don’t Beef With Ants”

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The chatter about a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight that started back in May is on again. Even UFC president Dana White was less dismissive than usual.

In the latest episode, Mayweather compares himself to an elephant vs. McGregor’s ant.

McGregor was #85 on the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes this year, with $22,000,000, while Mayweather was #16 with $44,000,000. That is an elephant to big elephant comparison, not an elephant to ant one. On the other hand, the year before that, Mayweather was #1 with $300,000,000. But in McGregor’s favor, he has only just begun – in April of 2013 when he made his UFC debut, he was on welfare.

Still, in an interview with a TMZ stringer, Mayweather made his case. It began after the interviewer expressed surprise that Mayweather hadn’t seen McGregor fight on Saturday, given that McGregor was “the Mayweather of MMA.”

“I didn’t know Conor McGregor was undefeated,” said Mayweather. “I didn’t know that he had a reign in MMA for 20 years and undefeated, and was world champion in five different weight classes. That’s something I didn’t know. So I guess you guys telling me something new, if you say he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA.

“I mean if you say 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 trying to say he’s the Floyd Mayweather of MMA … I mean, it’s OK to say it. But it’s not true.”

“I’m a legend, a living legend. The sport of boxing I gave years and years of hard work. It was blood, sweat, and tears. Had a tremendous team, had a tremendous run.

“I think it’s time for Conor McGregor to go out there and do what he do. But never compare Conor McGregor to me. It’s a total disrespect. Once again, I’m a elephant. Elephant don’t beef with ants. Elephant is so large he don’t even see ants.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.