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- Conor McGregor just sent a loud and clear message to Floyd Mayweather.
- Mayweather had extended an invite to McGregor, which would allow the UFC fighter to use all of the equipment at the Mayweather Boxing Club ahead of his comeback bout at UFC 229.
- But rather than accept the invite, McGregor took to Twitter stating “F— the Mayweathers” – the controversial line he immortalised during the whirlwind press tour ahead of his own fight with Mayweather last year.
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Conor McGregor has sent a loud and clear response to Floyd Mayweather after the American sent him an open invitation to train at his own gym in Las Vegas.
Mayweather beat McGregor in the 10th round of a boxing rules fight last year, retired from the sport forever, and has since focused on his business interests – his strip club Girl Collection, his burgeoning property empire, and the Mayweather Boxing Club.
Earlier this week he even invited his old foe McGregor to the Mayweather Boxing Club, which would mean the UFC fighter could use all of the equipment and develop his striking skills from the elite coaches that call the club their home.
But McGregor responded to Mayweather in the most “Notorious” way possible. He looked at the invite and metaphorically ripped it up without hesitation, reigniting his former rivalry with Mayweather in a massively public setting – Twitter.
McGregor even reiterated the immortal and offensive “f— the Mayweathers” line that he used throughout the whirlwind pre-fight press tour in 2017.
“F— the Mayweathers except Senior and Roger,” he said. “There is no peace here, kid. Step up, or step down.”
Fuck the Mayweathers, except Senior and Roger.
There is no peace here kid.
Step up or step down.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 29, 2018
McGregor is currently training for his comeback in the UFC. He has not fought in a cage for almost two years but returns to the pinnacle of mixed martial arts at UFC 229 when he challenges UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for the title.
McGregor trains at the Straight Blast Gym in Dublin, Ireland, and, judging from his tweet, has no interest in swapping gyms for the Mayweather Boxing Club in the US.
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