Twitter Reacts to Mayweather-McGregor Announcement (Tweets)
Well, I guess we’re really going to do this. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are going to box. On August 26, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, one of the greatest boxers of all time has agreed to fight a guy who has never boxed in his life.
The whole thing is absolutely ridiculous. It’s like the greatest racquetball player in the world taking on Rafael Nadal in tennis…except nobody would pay $75 to watch Nadal play the world’s greatest racquetball player in tennis. People are going to pay $75 to watch Floyd vs. Conor.
Of course, when all this talk about Floyd Mayweather fighting Conor McGregor started last year, nobody actually thought it would happen. I certainly didn’t. So when the fight was officially announced on Wednesday, the reaction on Twitter was INSANE.
Here are some of the best tweets:
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 14, 2017
Conor McGregor got the biggest win imaginable just by signing that contract..
— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) June 14, 2017
— Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) June 14, 2017
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) June 15, 2017
The #MayweatherVsMcGregor fight is about publicity and $$$. Like another Fast and Furious movie… campy fun that means nothing in the end
— Sean O’Connell (@realOCsports) June 14, 2017
— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) June 14, 2017
IT’S OFFICIAL! pic.twitter.com/B4z26tNZ1K
— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) June 14, 2017
*Floyd Mayweather delivers his application to NSAC to host a boxing event on Aug 26th*
*Commission takes one look, drops the document, &… pic.twitter.com/HokTG22ijN
— Dave Madden (@DaveMMAdden) June 14, 2017
— Chal Vasquez (@lsrvasquez) June 14, 2017
— MMA GIFS (@mma_gifs_) June 14, 2017
who you got? pic.twitter.com/VXFCP3JX0i
— nick (@nick_pants) June 14, 2017
It really wasn’t too long ago I was watching this dude fight on the undercard of an MMAJunkie stream. Life comes at you fast. https://t.co/UvBdpHyZap
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 14, 2017
People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor -STOP IT! I respect McGregor BUT i ain’t Floyd and i landed pic.twitter.com/gd4dFi3XUU
— Chris van Heerden (@TheHeat001) June 14, 2017
Time to get behind it again. pic.twitter.com/dkmuQERtJu
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) June 14, 2017
If you thought Mayweather-Pacquiao was a waste of time, boy do I have a fight for you.
— Jeremy Schaap (@JeremySchaap) June 14, 2017
Conor cracks Mayweather with that left, Mayweather goes down, doesn’t get back up…
The most incredible accomplishment by any athlete ever?
— Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) June 14, 2017
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) June 14, 2017
Boom! Excited for this! https://t.co/iNjhIvqV33
— Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) June 14, 2017
I want to fight on Mayweather-McGregor undercard
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) June 14, 2017
Twelve rounds of defensive boxing with Connor throwing hard and missing a lot. The build up will be fun though! https://t.co/UpXY55x3OH
— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) June 14, 2017
Exclusive preview of McGregor trying to land a punch on Mayweather pic.twitter.com/8gEEkAxtKC
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 14, 2017
Of course, THE BEST tweet came from McGregor himself:
THE FIGHT IS ON. pic.twitter.com/KhW0u3jRft
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 14, 2017
Get it? That’s not Floyd Mayweather Jr.. It’s Floyd Mayweather Sr.