Floyd Mayweather brutally mocks bitter rival Conor McGregor with a doctored image of his leg break and tells him to do ‘the stanky leg’ after the Irishman’s horror injury in UFC 264 defeat by Dustin Poirier
- Floyd Mayweather has showed little sympathy for bitter rival Conor McGregor
- The Irishman suffered a horror leg break during his defeat by Dustin Poirier
- Mayweather mocked McGregor on Instagram and told him to do ‘the stanky leg’
- McGregor has undergone surgery and vowed to come back even stronger
Floyd Mayweather has brutally mocked bitter rival Conor McGregor after the Irishman suffered a horror leg break during his UFC 264 defeat by Dustin Poirier.
McGregor went down in agony after his leg buckled from underneath him at the end of the first round, with the fight then stopped by doctors.
But Mayweather, whose rivalry with McGregor dates back to their 2017 bout, showed little sympathy. He uploaded an old photo of McGregor sat in an armchair, which has been doctored to show his left ankle at a 90 degree angle.
Floyd Mayweather mocked Conor McGregor’s horror leg break with this image on Instagram
Alongside the photo, his caption read: ‘Y’all got it twisted! I like how his shoes fit. Now, do the stanky leg.’
McGregor has vowed to come back even stronger after undergoing surgery on Sunday. He insisted he felt ‘tremendous’ before taking aim at Poirier for his ‘illegitimate’ victory.
‘Just out of the surgery room, everything went to plan,’ McGregor said. ‘Everything went perfect, I’m feeling tremendous.
McGregor broke his leg at the end of the first round of his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier
The pair’s rivalry dates back to their 2017 bout, which Mayweather won via technical knockout
‘We’ve got six weeks on a crutch now and we begin to build back. I want to thank all the fans all the way around the world for your messages of support.
‘I hope you enjoyed the show. I want to thank all the fans in attendance at the T-Mobile Arena, 21,800 fans in attendance. The place was absolutely electric.
‘It was a hell of a first round. It would have been nice to get into that second round and then see what’s what. But it is what it is. That’s the nature of the business.
‘A clean break of the tibia and it was not to be. Dustin, you can celebrate that illegitimate win all you want, but you’ve done nothing in there.
‘That second round would have shown all. Onwards and upwards we go. We dust ourselves off, we build ourselves back, and we come back better than ever.’
The Irishman had surgery on Sunday and has vowed to come back even stronger
Against the odds, McGregor was able to survive the rest of the round, but he was later forced to leave the octagon on a stretcher – despite previously vowing that Poirier would be the one to exit in the same manner.
And the outspoken Irishman appears to have no interest in leaving his rivalry with Poirier in the past either, in light of his bullish comments to Joe Rogan moments after his leg had shattered.
‘I was boxing the bleedin’ head off him,’ McGregor said while he sat on the floor wearing a brace.
‘Usual s****, dived to close the distance. This is not over.
‘If I have to take this outside with him it’s all outside. I don’t give a b*******.