Floyd Mayweather hits at Conor McGregor for the UFC championâ€™s alleged rift with the Irish cartel.
One of the biggest newsmakers surrounding Conor McGregor in 2017 was his alleged conflict with the Irish Kinahan cartel. In late November, â€œThe Notoriousâ€� reportedly punched a man in a Dublin club, who happened to be an associate of the cartel.
Further reports have claimed that McGregorâ€™s life was in danger, and was advised by a local crime reporter to leave town. Conorâ€™s father, Tony, however, dismissed these reports, saying he has nothing to be fearful about since they are a â€œlaw-abiding family.â€�
The issue has since died down, but McGregorâ€™s last opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr. decided to once again bring it up.
I already fucked you up in 2017 now they about to fuck you up in 2018. Youâ€™re about to start your new year off with a bang â›� âš°ï¸� pic.twitter.com/upaRfLbgvJ
â€” Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) January 10, 2018
Not to be outdone, the UFC lightweight champion responded in trademark Conor McGregor fashion.
I am the cartel.
â€” Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 10, 2018
From their end, the UFC also shrugged off these reports. According to UFC president Dana White, the issue would be â€œoff-the-charts-crazyâ€� if it was true but is confident that the company would be able to work around it, if necessary.