UFC News: Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pokes Fun At Conor McGregor On Instagram; Nevada State Athletic Commission Suspends Brock Lesnar To One Year Doping Ban
It's not every day that you see some guy gets to mock "The Notorious" and, actually, have people buy into it.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is back to his usual self trying to assert his greatness at the expense of his rivals. The undefeated boxing great took it to social media on Dec. 14 to mock the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. So, you see, it happens to be that it is not just some guy.
The Money Taunts His Irishman Rival On Instagram
It seems like Floyd Mayweather Jr. was having a good time with his social media followers last Wednesday evening after he posted a video of one of Conor McGregor's UFC fight on his Instagram, ESPN reported.
In the short clip, Nate Diaz can be seen throwing brutal punches at Conor McGregor, who is down on his back, during their UFC 196 match earlier in 2016. It was then followed by a scene showing Diaz performing a rear naked choke against McGregor. The latter tapped out in submission and this was repeated in the footage more than a couple of times.
The last part of the video reads, "49-0 vs. Connor [sic] the Notorious Quitter." Floyd Mayweather Jr. then challenged his followers to come up with the best caption for the Instagram post and promises a reward of $10,000 for the winner, which will be announced on Monday, Dec 19.
It's one big mouth lashing out at another. Floyd Mayweather Jr. also taunted Conor McGregor, this time via Periscope, Rolling Stone wrote. "He don't really want to fight. He's just doing that to keep his name alive, you know what I'm saying, to stay relevant. He don't really want to fight. He's doing that building his followers, but he's smart," the retired boxer said. The pair has been rumored to be figuring in a potential blockbuster match. But, no concrete details yet.
Brock Lesnar Face One-Year Suspension For Doping
Nevada State Athletic Commission Suspends Brock Lesnar Thursday, Dec. 15, after a couple of failed drug tests back in July for his comeback fight at UFC 200.
The two parties settled into an agreement where the UFC fighter would have to pay a fine amounting to $250,000 in exchange of a one year suspension, instead of what could have been a two-year ban. Brock Lesnar tested positive for the banned substance clomiphene, according to Washington Post.