Conor McGregor, right, throws an Irish flag at Floyd Mayweather during a promotional tour stop in Toronto on Wedneday, July 12, 2017, for their upcoming boxing match in Las Vegas.
TORONTO – UFC star Conor McGregor played to a partisan Toronto audience and made fun of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s tax problems at the second stop of their four-city promotional tour.
The two are scheduled for an exhibition boxing match on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.
McGregor, one of the biggest stars in mixed-martial arts, was clearly the fan favourite at the open-air Budweiser Stage on Wednesday.
The native of Dublin, Ireland drew cheers as he held court for nearly 10 minutes with a profanity-laced tirade where he encouraged the crowd to chant expletives at Mayweather.
Mayweather, who’s come out of retirement for the fight, produced a backpack filled with thousands of dollars in bills before grabbing an Irish flag and draping it over his shoulders to mock McGregor.
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