The MayMacWorld Tour touched down in London, did their now signature schtick of profane posturing on Friday, and were met with a mix of reactions, depending on your tolerance for curse words and “edgy” material with un subtle hints of misogyny mixed in.
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor hyped in LA, then Toronto, Brooklyn on Thursday and London today. The schedule had to tax even a seasoned traveler and performer, and that taxation toll showed in Brooklyn Thursday.
Floyd drew scorn for being repetitious, in the eyes of some critics, and crude and unfunny as he repeatedly referred to McGregor as a “bitch.” The Dubliner has made some eyes roll and lifted brows with some vaguely racist schtick but all in all, he and Floyd did manage to hold an arena full of watchers rapt in NY, and then London.
The duo, dynamic revenue generators, pundits predict, aiming to surpass the 4.6 mollion buys for the #MayPac fiasco fiesta, did their act in a ring in the arena.
They made them wait, of course, and the masses welcomed very much the presence of McGregor, 21-3 as an MMAer, and he strolled out as a video played. McGregor is a KO artist, it promised, and he crowed about his magnificence, peeling off another batch of folks who suspect he can’t hang with Floyd…but will watch, JUST IN CASE.
It made some wonder, could the notorious one pull a Jeff Horn? And will Stephen Espinoza send Horn a thank you note and free credit to buy the Aug 26 ppv?
Here is the release which went out and offered a very minimal recap of the London hit.
Message: Watch for yourself, fool!
LONDON (July 14, 2017) – Four days of a contentious international world tour came to a fitting close on Friday when global superstars Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor faced off for the final time on their three-country excursion at London's Wembley Arena.
After 98 hours, over 14,000 totaled miles traveled, four sold-out venues, and more than 50,000 raucous fans in attendance, the Mayweather vs. McGregor World Tour has concluded.
What follows next before the boxing legend and UFC superstar meet Saturday, Aug. 26 on SHOWTIME PPV live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas? Forty-three days of grueling preparation, speculation and pundit analysis as the world's best combat fighters continue their collision course toward an event that has become a global phenomenon.
In front of a capacity crowd at a famed venue that has hosted acts ranging from The Beatles to the Olympic Games, Mayweather and McGregor capped off nearly a week of intense gamesmanship that grew with each tension-filled face off.
“You're the student and I'm the teacher,” said Mayweather, a once-in-generation talent who has dispatched at least five future Hall of Famers en route to an unblemished 49-0 professional record. “On August 26, I'm going to take you to school.”
McGregor, an unrivaled figure in mixed martial arts who has transcended his sport to become a must-see attraction, answered, “In six weeks, I'm going to sleep this fool. And when I sleep him, I'm going to bounce his head off the canvas as well.”
The World Tour may be over, but the show has just begun.