The McGregor-Mayweather circus rolled into Toronto on Wednesday night as both men squared off for the second time.
Having already met in Los Angeles, the meeting was the latest stop in a grueling promotional tour which sees the pair go head-to-head in four press conferences in four cities in just four days. This affair was feistier than the first and felt almost like something from WWE, the crowd hooting and hollering as both fighters delivered zinger on top of zinger.
Notably, the tension was ramped up when Mayweather grabbed McGregor’s Irish tricolor flag from him. “You do something with that flag, I’ll fuck you up,” said the proud Dubliner. In response, McGregor mocked Mayweather’s dress sense and the fact he had arrived on stage with a “school bag” containing only $5,000. “What are you doing with a school bag on stage? You can’t even fucking read!” taunted the MMA star. “You’re 40 f***ing years of age. Learn to dress.”
Of course, this being Toronto, it was only natural that Drake, the city’s golden son, should make an appearance. Speaking prior to the event, Drizzy welcomed both men to his hometown, taking a non-partisan stance when asked who he would be backing to win. “Whether it is Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather or whether it is the ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor, I just want to welcome these two fighters to Toronto, a place that we live until the day that we are all gone,” said the rapper. He then met with the MMA superstar backstage.
The tour continues in New York on Thursday. Watch the latest conference in the video at the top of the page. McGregor arrives around the 01:25 mark, followed by Mayweather at 1:29. The face-off occurs at 1:32.
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