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26th Jul 2017

Conor McGregor responds to Mike Tyson following claims he will “get killed in boxing”

"Money is mine"

Darragh Murphy

Conor McGregor has been far more active on social media lately.

While most of his posts feature professional photographs of his intensive training for his boxing debut, which just so happens to come against one of the greatest boxers of all time in Floyd Mayweather, he’s also taking more time to respond to his critics nowadays.

At the weekend, we saw a rare social media spat involving ‘The Notorious’ as he took Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green to task for an issue he had with McGregor wearing a Warriors shirt.

McGregor didn’t hesitate to fire back at the power forward and he had a similarly prompt response rate when he discovered that he’d been branded “a dumbass” by none other than Mike Tyson.

The former undisputed world heavyweight champion claimed that the Irishman stood no chance against Mayweather when they share the ring with one another on August 26 and Tyson even went so far as to suggest that McGregor was “going to get killed in boxing,” considering his lack of experience.

Tyson claimed that McGregor was foolish to accept the ruleset of pure boxing and that he would suffer because of it.

Suffice to say that the reigning UFC lightweight champion didn’t agree with ‘Iron’ Mike as he responded to an article containing the interview.

“That’s nice Mike, but you’re looking at the new Don King here, son. Money is mine,” McGregor replied.

That McGregor fellow could do with some self-confidence lessons. He won’t get anywhere in the fight game with such a sheepish attitude.