Despite comments made earlier this week by Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor is not having a difficult weight cut heading into this weekend’s Mayweather-McGregor boxing match. And McGregor sees Mayweather as knowing about as much as Jon Snow about the situation. In short? “He knows nothing!” McGregor told the media on Tuesday.
Mayweather had told FightHype.com that the Irish MMA star was “extremely” heavy coming in to fight week, noting he was walking around at 164lbs. The pair’s boxing megafight is set to take place at 154lbs. The news wasn’t exactly surprising, since McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, talked about his fighter’s weight on The MMA Hour on Monday. Weight cuts of 10lbs or more are not uncommon in MMA.
Speaking to the press in Las Vegas (via MMA Junkie), McGregor expanded beyond Mayweather knowing nothing, saying “he needs to shut his mouth. It is a fool of a thing. Let him keep praying, praying for weight, for fatigue, praying for me to take a backward step. All he is doing is praying, but he is praying to the new god of boxing.”
God of Boxing is an obvious stretch for a fighter who has yet to compete in the sport, but in the case of weight cutting, history is on McGregor’s side. He has never missed weight for a professional bout, having fought at both 145 and 155lbs in the UFC (not to mention 170lbs against Nate Diaz).
With that in mind, it’s unlikely McGregor misses weight for Saturday’s fight. Mayweather-McGregor takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.