The on-going soap opera surrounding a potential match-up between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the war of words, and their respective teams resumed this week when McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh called Mayweather a “dirtbag” and claimed he “beat up his girlfriends.”
According to Complex, Kavanagh participated in Q&A with fans during a visit to Australia and took the opportunity to throw a few shots at Mayweather. When a participant asked his thoughts on the retired pound-for-pound king he said didn’t think favorably of him.
“I do think Floyd Mayweather is pretty much a dirtbag,” Kavanagh said, before referencing the domestic violence allegations that have been made against the boxer in the past. “He’s beat up his girlfriends. I’ve watched [clips from Mayweather’s boxing gym] The Dog House. He just strikes me as a real bully-type character. He makes these guys fight each other endless rounds until one is badly hurt. He’s just not a good individual.”
With a fight still to be potentially made, he eased off his criticism briefly then doubled down.
“I’m a fan of his skills, but as a human being, the way he runs his gym, the way he carries himself—I mean, it is a little bit of an exchange of styles like that, so we’ll see what happens,”
Mayweather has yet to respond to this latest call out.