Conor McGregor stated Tuesday he was stunned a bit by the format of the primary press convention in Los Angeles to announce his Aug. 26 struggle with Floyd Mayweather.
By Wednesday at Budweiser Stage in Toronto, the UFC light-weight champion was greater than warmed up, and earlier than a packed home that cheered his each transfer, McGregor stalked the stage in an environment extra becoming for a Sunday revival than a press convention.
As soon as he acquired the microphone, nobody was protected, not to mention Mayweather. From Showtime Sports activities boss Stephen Espinoza to Rob Kardashian and the whole sport of boxing, McGregor let unfastened, main the gang in chants whereas daring Mayweather to take the mic from him within the course of.
The Irishman did have loads of love for Toronto and one in every of its favourite sons, hip hop celebrity Drake, who was in attendance Wednesday.
“I got here right here to witness historical past,” Drake assist of what he referred to as, “The most important struggle within the historical past of preventing.”
In response, McGregor quoted the Toronto native.
“Began from the underside now I’m right here,” McGregor stated, smiling and recalling the final time he was within the metropolis for a cease on the World Tour to advertise his bout with Jose Aldo.
“They stated the identical issues then that they’re saying now,” McGregor added. “I had no probability, I’m in over my head, too many weapons. It took me thirteen seconds.”
The gang erupted in cheers, after which switched to boos as Mayweather took the microphone. However the future Boxing Corridor of Famer wasn’t rattled by the response, and after pacing in entrance of his future opponent, he blurted, “One factor we do know… the followers can’t struggle for you.”