Earlier this week on the Pardon My Take podcast, former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson was asked about the upcoming fight between UFC champ Conor McGregor and (formally retired) undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. He didn’t waste words:
“McGregor is going to get killed boxing,” Tyson said, per Sports Illustrated‘s Chris Chavez. “I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy? McGregor put his dumba** in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a baby. McGregor can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance.”
“McGregor took the biggest sucker rules in the history of boxing,” Tyson added.
It may sound harsh, but most fight fans feel the same way — that it’s an intriguing matchup, but one that heavily favors Mayweather.
However, McGregor certainly wasn’t deterred by Tyson’s comments. He took to social media to respond to Iron Mike’s comments, and was his typical confident self.
That's nice Mike, but you're looking at the new Don King here, son.
Money is mine.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 25, 2017
A little while later, he posted a more general statement on Instagram to anyone who doubts his chances on August 26: