The MMA hero and boxing icon exchanged barbs with separate speeches in front of 20,000 fans at their first encounter and their face-off was action packed with trash talk.
Either the format of the press tour will be changed or McGregor will have to adjust to a style that he didn't anticipate or prepare much for. "Conor McGregor is 28", White said. But I think what you saw was the passion of the McGregor fans.
"He cried about the ounces of the gloves".
"We tried to meet everyone's needs, and at the end of the day everyone understood what we were trying to do", said Sturm when asked why it took nearly a month for the two sides to come to an agreement. All you need to do is show up and I will do the rest.
After the joint press conference, Irish UFC icon McGregor held a briefing of his own.
Mayweather was, apparently, on time.
McGregor met with some criticism after the conference for a comment he made while on stage.
"Look, f*** them. F*** Showtime". The championship game of the Big3, the new 3-on-3 basketball league featuring former N.B.A. players, was already booked for August 26, the day they had chosen for the fight.
"They can try and do all these tricks all they want".
The two men are to face each other at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in what could become the richest bout in boxing history. He's too small, he's too frail.
"I was surprised", Espinoza said.
McGregor donned a slick black suit, which appeared to be pinstriped. He followed up with an equally low blow at Mayweather's financial troubles and recent tax issues, but the most significant insult of all was slightly more subtle.
There's no need to disrespect one of the greatest MMA fighters of all-time in McGregor by insinuating that he'll be dominated without landing a single punch, but he will find it hard to match the ring experience and psychology of Mayweather.
"Of course, he was saying how good he was".
"In speaking with representatives of the entertainment and hotel industry and Bill Hornbuckle at MGM, I am told that those last seven fights had a $1 billion impact on this community", Richard Wright told the judge.