LOS ANGELES – The scene is Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor authoritatively in progress.
Mayweather, boxing's previous pound-for-pound lord, and McGregor, the UFC's greatest hotshot, propelled their joint limited time visit on Tuesday inside Staples Center.
The four-stop visit, which advances their Aug. 26 bout at T-Versatile Field in Las Vegas, closes in London on Friday. The compensation per-see occasion will air on Showtime and is relied upon to create a huge number of dollars in income.
McGregor, 28, tended to the throng of fans and media to start with, and he squandered no time in calling the visit precisely what it is – an exhibition for the ages.
"I'm completely regarded to be here before you and give you this incredible exhibition. Some individual's "0" must go," said McGregor, referencing Mayweather's ideal boxing record.
Mayweather, 40, who is leaving a retirement that started in 2015, quickly prodded a physical squabble in front of an audience, before saying, "We'll spare that for the payday."
Mayweather's supervisor, Leonard Ellerbe, told correspondents the participation for the news meeting was 11,000. Tickets to the occasion were complimentary. The group was to a great degree ace McGregor, and as far as it matters for him, McGregor proposed the participation was more similar to 20,000.
The two stars gave fans what they wanted.
McGregor (19-3 in MMA) guaranteed a speedy knockout of the undefeated boxer and jabbed fun at Mayweather's "TMT" sweatshirt. The Irishman graced the phase with a full suit, which had the words "f – you" weaved into the pinstripes.
"He is f – ed," McGregor said. "There's no other path about it. His little legs, his little center, his little head – I'm going to thump him out inside four rounds, stamp my words."
Consistent with his "Cash" moniker, Mayweather (49-0 in boxing) countered with put-down of McGregor's paychecks to this point in his vocation. McGregor claims the most elevated announced uncovered satchel in the game of blended combative techniques: $3 million for his welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz last August. Mayweather's certification in 2015 against Manny Pacquiao was $100 million.
"He search useful for a seven-figure warrior, he search useful for a seven-figure contender," Mayweather said. "I search useful for a nine-figure warrior."
McGregor made a point to remind the group he additionally is partaking under a "prohibitive" administer set, calling attention to that boxing clearly won't enable him to toss kicks, knees and elbows in the session. Mayweather said he would "kick ass" in any field, to which McGregor immediately answered, "Don't be talking s – ."
Halfway through Mayweather's discourse, authorities chose to kill McGregor's mouthpiece. He all things considered kept on yelling at Mayweather. The two in the end moved to the front of the stage and jawed at each other as they squared off, with UFC president Dana White remaining in the middle.