Conor McGregor is now aware of who Draymond Green is, only because of their supposed feud on Instagram last month.
McGregor dismissed the idea that he was actually battling with the Warriors star forward in an interview with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com posted Friday. McGregor claimed he did not mean to engage in a social media trash-talking session with Green (which some people may not be buying).
“Actually, I didn’t even engage in it,” McGregor told Helwani in a video mainly about the fighter’s thoughts on Mayweather ahead of their Aug. 26 boxing match. “I had it, and I was there, and I wore it to training one day. And then it ended up on some video or something. And then some guy that wears the jersey reached out. And it was like, ‘Mate, I don’t even know who the (expletive) you are, I don’t know anything about basketball.’
“It just went everywhere. And they say that guy is (expletive) sick. And they said Floyd wanted to smack him as well, so that worked out good for me.”
Our initial research did not yield such a comment from Mayweather, though it may well exist.
Asked how he obtained the jersey, McGregor said he “reached out to some people who reached out to some people, and then the jersey showed up.”
The whole hullabaloo centers around a viral photo of McGregor wearing a No. 23 Warriors jersey. Some thought it was Green’s number — including, perhaps, Green himself — when in fact it was the garb of ex-Dubs guard C.J. Watson, who reportedly slept with Floyd Mayweather’s wife. So it was a barb of some sort.
Green responded to the viral photo by posting a comment on his Instagram page.
McGregor replied in the comments, and his recent thoughts back up the claim of not yet knowing Green.
“That’s C.J. Watson mate,” McGregor replied at the time. “I don’t know who the (hell) you are. No disrespect tho kid, keep hustling and stay in school. Now ask yourself why I’m rocking C.J. when I don’t know or give a (crap) about basketball. I dribble heads off the floor. Not a ball. This is no game here kid.”
A previous McGregor post on Twitter suggests he’s likely to troll Mayweather with the Watson reference.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 11, 2017
Green could still be upset about McGregor wearing a Warriors jersey at all. But he might take solace, as the smack-talker he is known to be, in knowing that he is now in McGregor’s head.
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