Conor McGregor calls out "50-year-old Instagram blocker" 50 cent
UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor has called out 50 cent, among a number of notable celebrities, in a post on both his Instagram and Twitter accounts on Monday.
McGregor took to social media to highlight the fact that he could potentially overtake Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the highest paid athlete in world sport on Forbes' annual 'world's highest paid athlete' list.
McGregor received a reported £125m for the fight with Mayweather last year, which would put him on top of the 2017 Forbes annual 'world's highest paid athlete' list, which measures the salary and endorsement earnings of the world's top 100 highest grossing athletes.
Ronaldo topped the 2016 list with a total pay of $93 million, which more than doubled his 2013 earnings, while McGregor's total earnings from the fight alone will eclipse that mark, before sponsorships and endorsements are taken into account.
McGregor highlighted this in a long message on his accounts and also asked his followers to tag 50 cent - the multi-platinum recording artist, or in this instance, the 50-year-old Instagram blocker - in the post.
"Making deals and TAKING deals! Kings recognise Kings! Congrats to @jayz on his number 1 takeover from @diddy in the highest paid Forbes list. What a take-over! Diddy hasn't been number 2 in so long. Until now. Zoom into that two tone with the powder blue on my wrist mate. You might see 1st place again. I am also really interested to see this years Forbes highest paid athletes list. I have now surpassed @cristiano Ronaldo as I told him I would in 2016. Floyd as a retired fighter that makes ZERO substantial revenue outside of them ropes is not on the list, and in the long game, is already dead. Mixed Martial Arts is a glorious game, Floyd. You are going to love it hahaha Someone tag 50cent in this for me. He blocked me on this the mad 50 year old instagram blocker. Ahh don't block me 50 kid, I still like some of your songs. The older ones hahah King bless you all! @burgerking"