Conor McGregor has responded to Floyd Mayweather’s intent to use 8oz gloves when the pair meet on August 26.
Mayweather stated he will be changing from the 10oz gloves agreed for the smaller size, although could meet opposition from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
“Don’t believe what you hear in the media. Don’t believe what you hear on blog sites. If it’s not coming directly from me, then it’s not true,” said Mayweather.
“I’m telling McGregor, ‘Let’s fight in 8oz gloves.’ McGregor can fight in any brand he prefers or chooses. I’ll be wearing 8 oz Grant gloves.
“Whatever advantage McGregor needs to feel more comfortable in the ring, I’m willing to accommodate. Let’s give the boxing and MMA fans what they want to see,” he added.
McGregor fired back with: “Another handy 12 rounds today. We are prepared to destroy Floyd. Pick whatever size gloves you want as well little man. I fight with 4oz.
“I don’t give a f*** about the size of the glove. I am coming sprinting at you with bricks. Know that. Brittle hands.”
The Nevada Commission have a ruling in place that glove size can be at the discretion of the fighter’s both agreeing, although the fight has already been contracted meaning any alteration thereafter could be a problem.
Whatever happens, McGregor seems unphased by what could simply be Mayweather mind games as the Irishman prepares to shock the world.
In a later post, McGregor thanked UFC boss Dana White for mentoring him into the biggest payday and fight event of his combat life.
“Talking business in the bathroom tonight. We are always at it. There is an official “Conor McGregor conference room” right around the corner. But somehow we still end up in the jax talking business instead.
“I have so much love and respect for these two men. Two legends of the fight game that have helped mentor me in this crazy business.
“I was mentored to a point where I was then able to position myself to where I am now. Partners in association. It has been some journey!
“This is an iconic image for all the true fight fans around the world!” said McGregor.