Conor McGregor’s stunning second-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 did not go unnoticed by former P4P great Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather responded to an inquiry on Instagram asking why McGregor was loved for the way he carried himself, yet Mayweather was hated for the way he carried himself.
“I seen this post and my take on it is that the world knows Con Artist McLoser can steal everything from me and be loved but I’m hated,” Mayweather said. “That just lets you all know that racism still exists. Just know, that bum will never be me or be on my level. I’m just built different, my mindset is on another planet, my skills are second to none, I’m a natural-born winner and yes I talk a lot of trash, but every time I back it up! This is what they hate.
“It’s sad that you can be a poor black kid from the ghetto that has dealt with racism your whole life and work extremely hard to put yourself and your family in a better position, and most of the hate comes from my own people,” Mayweather added.
Nurmagomedov, still officially the undisputed UFC lightweight champion despite retiring after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October 2020, took to Twitter to comment on the fight.
This is what happened, when you change your team, leave the sparring partners who made you a champion and sparring with little kids, far away from reality.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 24, 2021
McGregor (22-5-0) was gracious in defeat, admitting he was “gutted” by the result in the post-fight interview, but did respond to Nurmagomedov after congratulating Poirier (27-6-0) on his victory. “If he wants to have the disrespectful comments, come back and let’s go again my man,” McGregor said. “I’m here for it. That’s fighting talk. If you’re coming back, come back and you try to do it. So, that’s that.”
Thanks for the support everyone! Was not my night/morning in there but a great contest to improve on. I’m excited at the blockbuster trilogy I now have on my hands. Dustin is a hell of a competitor and I look forward to going again. God bless us all, happy Sunday ❤️
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 24, 2021
Mayweather fought McGregor in a boxing contest in August 2017, with Mayweather earning a 10th-round TKO victory to retire undefeated in 50 professional fights, with 27 KOs.