CONOR MCGREGOR has reignited his war of words with Floyd Mayweather – claiming he played “ping pong” with the boxing great’s head.
The Notorious entered the boxing world in August 2017 to lock horns with the former five-weight world champion in a multi-million-pound showdown aptly dubbed ‘The Money Fight’.
McGregor gave a valiant account of himself in the early rounds but eventually succumbed to fatigue and was stopped in the tenth.
A fan of the UFC superstar shared a highlight reel of the Irishman’s ninth-round display against Money on Twitter early on Wednesday morning, which Mystic Mac quickly reflected on.
The UFC’s first simultaneous two-weight champion tweeted: “Round 9. I was playing ping pong with this guys head in there at many times in this fight.”
SunSport revealed in January 2021 that talks over a blockbuster rematch between the pair had taken place.
Last September, Mayweather confirmed that negotiations over a second showdown had resumed.
And McGregor has no doubt in his mind that he’d get the better of the 46-year-old second time around.
He continued: “If you don’t think there is some real nice adjustments that can be made and implemented in a second fight, to get the job finished, you’re silly.”
McGregor, 34, is currently gearing up to make his eagerly-anticipated return to the octagon.
The UFC’s poster boy hasn’t set foot inside the cage since breaking his leg in his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last July.
McGregor’s comeback fight is set to be against fellow fan favourite Michael Chandler – who he coached opposite on season 31 of The Ultimate Fighter.
But a date for their mouthwatering showdown has yet to be finalised.
That’s because McGregor is currently out of the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s testing pool – which he must be in for a minimum of six months before he’s eligible to compete.
The UFC could, however, could grant their poster boy an exemption to the requirement.
McGregor launched a stinging attack on USADA in March when they re-affirmed his requirement to be in the pool for six months.
The enraged Irishman tweeted: “This is my issue. I’ve not lied once.
“Nor have I tested positive. Ever.
“I have over 70 clean tests under this program, yet they are consistently coming out after I speak in a manner that makes it seem I am lying.
“It’s ridiculous. F**k used. You are in The Bin. Over 70 clean tests.
“Never violated once. I will not be scapegoated by this garbage organization.
“You are not the be-all end-all in this equation USADA.”