If Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather never do physical battle again, at least we’ll have their social media beef to entertain us well into their old age, on whatever platform will be melting humans’ brains in the 2070s.
Their latest social media exchange included Photoshop, fake blood, yet another taste of Mayweather’s misogyny, and a late insertion by Nate Diaz.
Mayweather got things started by tweeting a Photoshopped image of him elbowing a bloodied McGregor in an MMA fight.
Certified Killa vs Certified Bitch pic.twitter.com/N0GcWrycEL
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 11, 2018
UFC president Dana White said last week that the only way McGregor and Mayweather participate in a rematch is if they move the battle from the boxing ring to the UFC octagon.
A week before that, Mayweather teased fight fans with a video of his entering an octagon.
So McGregor responded with a real-life image of what he can do to a human in a “real fight” in his sport.
A real elbow in a real fight. pic.twitter.com/9kZ7Opw8Zl
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 11, 2018
It’s looking more and more like the UFC will strip McGregor of his lightweight belt and award it to the victor of the Khabib Nurmagomedov–Tony Ferguson bout at UFC on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Should that happen, having no belt to protect could encourage McGregor to fight in the final chapter of a trilogy with Diaz, or avenge his boxing loss to Mayweather on his turf.