Two weeks ago, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor sent a signal to the MMA promotion when he was awarded a boxing license in the state of California.
Translation: Give me partial ownership of the UFC, or I'm out of here.
But judging by the recent reactions of retired undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather—with whom McGregor has long verbally sparred about a potential fight—you'd think all Mayweather heard from news of McGregor's boxing license was: "I can beat Floyd Mayweather."
On Wednesday, the boxer who retired 49-0 posted a video of McGregor's loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in March to Instagram, offering $10,000 to the follower with the best caption.
The video ended with a shot of the words "49-0 vs. Connor [sic] the Notorious Quitter."
Mayweather continued to throw shade later on Wednesday during an Instagram Live session in which he referred to McGregor as "Conor McTapout."
“I don’t give a (expletive) what night it was, I ain’t never taking no L," he said to someone off-screen who was mocking the UFC champ's Irish heritage. "I’m (expletive) McGregor up too. Punk-(expletive) McGregor. I’m gonna slap McGregor. I’m gonna slap the (expletive) out of McGregor when I see him.”
This fight is never going to happen.