Oh, right, as if the war of words between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor were going to just disappear because it's the day before their highly-anticipated boxing match in Las Vegas. If you thought that was going to happen, you're smoking some serious drugs, because these two were made to talk sh-t — and Mayweather added another wrinkle into the mix during a recent interview.
Talking with TMZ Sports, the 40-year-old Floyd said that he actually hired his good pal and former Conor McGregor sparring partner, Paulie Malignaggi, to spy on the UFC star during training, which is sure to f-ck with McGregor's mind just a day prior to the fight.
Here's the video, via FightHype's YouTube
Standing with his arm draped around Malignaggi, Mayweather had this to say about the apparent plot, via TMZ:
"Paulie has always been my friend," Mayweather told FightHype.com... as Paulie paid a friendly visit to Floyd's Vegas boxing gym. That's when he revealed the spy plot...
"My friend called me and said, ‘Floyd, do you want me to go to (Conor’s) camp?’ I said, ‘Abso-f-ckin’-lutely.'... Paulie, thank you for going over there like I asked you to do."
"Me and Paulie gonna stay at the house and talk about strategy, we gonna talk about EVERYTHING."
As Floyd talks, Paulie repeatedly says "suckas" — a shot at McGregor... and maybe the public for being duped.
Is this that farfetched to believe? Well, maybe... but maybe not? Remember, Paulie Malignaggi is the same guy who left Conor McGregor's training camp just a few weeks ago after video surfaced of him getting his ass pummeled, which, apparently, made him feel a bit embarrassed.
Seeing as how both Mayweather and McGregor are kings of talking trash and conspiring to do anything to get into the head of their opponent, something tells me that this could honestly be true. Then again, logic says that there's no way in F'in hell a man as prideful as Floyd Mayweather would stoop to such levels in order to beat an opponent known for his martial arts skills rather than his boxing.
I don't know what to make of this, but, one thing's for sure: It only adds to the intrigue just a day before the biggest boxing match in recent memory, so that's something.