Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Defends His Tax Situation in Instagram Post (PIC)

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Floyd Mayweather relies more heavily on money than any other human being to validate his existence, so there’s no doubt that his inability to pay his 2015 back taxes until after he’s paid for his upcoming Conor McGregor fight is bruising his ego big time.

In fact, Mayweather’s insolvency has driven him to all sorts of outlets to ensure the rest of the world that, actually, he’s still really, really rich.

Take a look:

A transcript:

Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear, especially when it comes to media in this country. While everyone is counting my money and assuming the worst, these are the facts… Uncle Sam, received $26,000,000.00 from me in 2015! What else could they possibly want? I’m sure I would have been notified much sooner if there were any real discrepancies right? Bottom line, everybody just wants to be a part of the “Money May” show, including the IRS! That’s fine, you can crunch numbers all day but in the end, my empire is rock solid and intact! Now Calculate That! #TMT #FloydMayweather #TBE #Mayweather

As TMZ pointed out, $26 million is a lot of money, but not anywhere close to the cash Mayweather would owe on his purported earnings. That amount would be closer to $80 million or so on earnings of $250 million—which is said to be the amount he made for his two fights in 2015, against Manny Pacquiao and Andre Berto.

But Mayweather won’t let facts get in the way of a good story, so he’s sticking to his “fake news” accusations while left wondering, “What else could they want?”

Uh, probably about $50 million more, Floyd.

No wonder he wanted this fight.

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