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The hilarious Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather war of words on 2017 press tour for fight, featuring Drake, rude suits and a $100million cheque

The hilarious Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather war of words on 2017 press tour for fight, featuring Drake, rude suits and a 0million cheque

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor shared one of the most entertaining build-ups to a fight in living memory before their crossover boxing match in 2017.

The undefeated American world champion invited Ireland’s UFC king to temporarily leave MMA and try his hand at a different sport for an enormous payday.

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UFC boss Dana White kept Mayweather and McGregor apart when they first faced off

McGregor owned the stage and made his presence felt as he and his great rival embarked on their world tour

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McGregor owned the stage and made his presence felt as he and his great rival embarked on their world tour

At first, very few believed the event would come to fruition.

However, a deal was struck involving Mayweather’s advisor, Al Haymon and UFC president Dana White which saw the bout confirmed for August 26, 2017 as a Showtime PPV.

A four-city press tour was then announced with both fighters promoting the contest in LA, Toronto, New York and London.

Most fans expected a braggadocious McGregor as per usual, but many weren’t sure what to expect from Mayweather who was now 40 years old and had eased off the trash talk in the latter stages of his career.

The fighters had plenty to say to one another

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The fighters had plenty to say to one another

Nevertheless, from the first face-off in LA it was clear the old Floyd was back in action as both men jawed at each other and exchanged words.

McGregor wore a suit he later revealed said ‘f*** you’ in the pinstripes, while Mayweather came dressed in casual attire for all four events.

Astonishing crowds packed 10,000-capacity arenas across the four different cities as fans came out just to get a glimpse of the two performers.

The American got his local supporters to chant along and point when he branded McGregor, ‘Easy work’.

But it was the popular Irishman who controlled the majority of the fans and got them to scream, ‘F*** the Mayweathers.’

McGregor’s suit was uniquely designed

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McGregor’s suit was uniquely designed

Floyd brought out his biggest paycheque, which was far more than McGregor had seen before

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Floyd brought out his biggest paycheque, which was far more than McGregor had seen before

Mayweather pulled out a trump card – his $100million cheque from the Manny Pacquiao fight in 2015.

He earned another of these on August 26.

A controversy emerged when McGregor’s microphone was cut off at one point during the first event.

He appeared to blame this on Showtime president Stephen Espinoza, branding him a ‘weasel’ from the second press conference onwards.

When they arrived in Toronto, superstar recording artist Drake came out to introduce the fighters.

Drake appeared at the event in Canada

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Drake appeared at the event in Canada

The pair clashed when Mayweather claimed an Irish flag

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The pair clashed when Mayweather claimed an Irish flag

“I’m 40, but I look 20,” Mayweather boasted before being interrupted by a quick-witted…

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