After #ConorMcGregor once again laughed in the face of fate and accomplished his greatest achievement yet, people are already talking and typing around the literal and figurative water cooler about what's next.
It was a historical moment. We all know that. McGregor was a maestro and put away the UFC lightweight champion #EddieAlvarez with a performance he wrote, conducted and performed with masterful precision. The top champs in different weight divisions fighting for a belt was UFC's most "boxing" moment. It was an event that once again brings back up #FloydMayweather Jr. in discussion for a possible fight with the dual-weight champion.
Mayweather thinks that comparisons to him are a 'total disrespect' and doesn't even want to entertain the conversation with McGregor, who he compares to an ant.
"I didn't know Conor McGregor was undefeated? I didn't know he had a reign in MMA for 20 years and undefeated and was world champion in five different weight classes. That's something I didn't know, so I guess you guys are telling me something new?" Mayweather said to TMZ Sports, "Has he ever made $300 million in one night? Has he ever made $100 milion in one night? Has he ever made $70 million in one night?"
While Mayweather succinctly attempts to put further chasms between him and McGregor, as well as the earnings of top MMA fighters and boxers in general, some are just happy there are even conversations about this. Former UFC fighter Rory MacDonald took to Twitter after seeing all the buzz and put in his two cents.
McGregor may not be on Mayweather's level yet, but it's not doubt he has ascended to an echelon higher than any previous MMA fighter before. Could we finally get our generation's Muhammad Ali fight with Antonio Inoki?
Not when Mayweather pretends he never knew a McGregor fight happened as he walks the streets of a New York still plastered with his presence.