Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has questioned the differences in the treatment he and rival Conor McGregor receive from the press in the wake of the Irish fighter’s shock UFC 257 loss.
McGregor’s second-round TKO loss to Dustin Poirier left the MMA fans in disbelief and Mayweather, who defeated McGregor in the boxing ring in in17, delighted in the 32-year-old’s downfall.
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Sparked by a post that questioned why Mayweather is ‘hated for the way he carries himself’ while McGregor is lauded for similar behaviour, the 43-year old launched into a lengthy response in which is labeled McGregor a ‘conman’.
“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,” he wrote.
“That just lets you all know that racism still exist.
“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 come from my own people.”
Poirer stuns McGregor in UFC 257 boilover
Poirier scored a sensational knockout victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 257, decking him in the second round to put himself in pole position for another crack at the lightweight title.
The KO was the first in McGregor's storied career and came after the Irishman had dominated the fight from the opening bell.
Controlling the centre of the octagon on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, McGregor landed some hard shots with his right hand but he couldn't find the blow with his left that would have finished the fight.
Instead Poirier scored with a hard right to get his back off the fence before landing a flurry of blows to beat the overwhelming favourite.
The knockout also silenced the thousands in the crowd cheering on McGregor and the arena emptied out quickly once the fight was over.
Poirier, who won the interim lightweight title in 2019 but came up short when Khabib Nurmagomedov beat him for the undisputed crown later the same year,
Nurmagomedov has since retired and if he does not return, Poirier is likely to face Michael Chandler, the former Bellator champion who scored a thunderous first-round knockout victory in his UFC debut over New Zealand's Dan Hooker in the evening's co-main event.
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