Mayweather dismisses UFC fighter McGregor as publicity hound

Floyd Mayweather apparently knows a publicity hound when he hears one. And he’s heard one in the UFC’s Conor McGregor.

When UFC fighter Conor McGregor said earlier this week that he would “kill” boxing’s Floyd Mayweather in less than 30 seconds, more than a few people wrote it off as hyperbole – a bit of gamesmanship on the part of the vocal Irishman.

Mayweather once famously said, “I don’t know who he is,” when asked about the UFC’s Ronda Rousey. But apparently Mayweather heard McGregor’s jawing loud and clear – and Mayweather thinks he’s a ‘joke’.

According to the report, Mayweather scoffed at McGregor’s taunts, saying, “I don’t take that dude seriously. He is just trying to get publicity.”

And so McGregor did. First for saying what he would do to boxing’s biggest star, then again when Mayweather, preparing to fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in the most anticipated boxing match in many years, responded to the UFC up-and-comer.

Maybe McGregor can respond to Mayweather and keep his publicity mill grinding.