Mayweather tweeted an image of an SBNation.com story from late November that says: “Conor McGregor allegedly punched a member of the Irish cartel and may have a €900,000 bounty on his head.”
With the image of the headline, Mayweather tweeted: “I already fucked you up in 2017 now they about to fuck you up in 2018. You’re about to start your new year off with a bang ”
Mayweather’s tweet included emojis of a knife, a hammer, a pick axe, a bomb … and a coffin.
McGregor was quick to respond to Mayweather on his own Twitter account and said, simply: “I am the cartel.”
Without overdramatizing the exchange to say Mayweather’s tweet at McGregor was a true death threat, it had the makings of one and implied Mayweather believes the headline, and that he thinks McGregor’s life is in danger due to the alleged altercation this past fall.
In the alleged incident in Ireland, McGregor is said to have punched a member of the Kinahan drug cartel, one of the most prominent crime groups in Dublin. And because of that, according to the International Business Times, there’s a hefty price on McGregor’s head.
Back in his supposed day job, McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) started the new year out in a feisty mood with a Twitter rant that started with a knock on Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC), who is fresh off a dominant display against Edson Barboza (19-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) in the UFC 219 co-main event.
McGregor went on to post his request for begging for him to return to action – though he didn’t specifiy just who he wants to beg him to fight again. That could mean prospective opponents. It could mean the UFC’s power-makers. It could mean White, the UFC’s president. It could even mean fans. But one way or another, McGregor seemed intent earlier this month that he expected someone on bended knee.
McGregor has not fought in MMA since he won the lightweight title against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016. After that, he took time off for his longtime girlfriend to have their first child, then boxed Mayweather in what wound up being the No. 2 pay-per-view fight in history.
While he has been away from MMA, now pushing 14 months with no promise of when he might return other than UFC President Dana White saying he hopes McGregor will be back by Summer 2018, Ferguson won the interim belt against Kevin Lee.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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