Conor McGregor praises Claressa and makes bold Floyd Mayweather prediction for rematch: “Today, Floyd is over.”


Conor McGregor had high praise for one of boxing’s current champions, but couldn’t help but take a shot at a former one.

Responding to a tweet from two-division undisputed titleholder Claressa Shields in which she addressed a comparison to Floyd Mayweather, McGregor told Shields, “You’ve way more venom then [sic] Floyd” and then launched into a familiar rant about how he would defeat Mayweather were they to fight again.

“I beat Floyd if we rematch,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. Untold truth: It was I who carried him through the first rounds of pitty patties. Every single shot I threw early landed. From body to head I was playing ping pong. I come out full force, and today, I end Floyd.”

McGregor met Mayweather in an unforgettable August 2017 fight that saw the UFC star face off against one of the best fighters in boxing. It was also the last professional fight Mayweather had ever seen. The bout was competitive in the early going, but Mayweather pulled away as it extended into the later rounds before scoring a TKO win in the 10th round.

Mayweather later said, “You’re aware I carried McGregor. You know I made it look good for y’all.”

That win improved Mayweather’s pro record to 50-0, but both men came out winners as the event was one of the most successful pay-per-views ever with the fighters each reportedly earning nine-figure paydays. Mayweather has since only competed in exhibition bouts, most recently picking up a win over RIZIN star Mikuru Asakura this past September.

McGregor is yet to fight since breaking his leg in a trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier in July 2021.