Conor McGregor mocks Floyd Mayweather’s bet on him losing to Dustin Poirier

Conor McGregor has mocked Floyd Mayweather for celebrating his winning bet on Dustin Poirier to beat the Irishman.

Boxing legend Mayweather placed a $50,000 wager on Poirier at the Circa Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and shared a photo of his winning bet slip to social media.

Poirier thanked the American for his support on social media, telling him "I got you champ," but McGregor has mocked his bet, laughing off his $85,000 winnings.

The Irishman took to Twitter to respond to Mayweather, saying "35k" followed by two crying laughing emojis.

The pair fought in the second-highest grossing boxing match in history back in 2017, with Mayweather stopping debutant McGregor to take his record to 50-0.

At the time, McGregor was the lightweight champion of the UFC, and had never lost his featherweight belt of which he was stripped for inactivity.

And he won over a number of fans with his spirited performance, taking rounds against the far superior boxer Mayweather before being stopped in the tenth.

But McGregor mocked Mayweather during fight week for his UFC 264 trilogy with Poirier, telling ESPN that his recent exhibition with Logan Paul was unimpressive.

He also claimed that Mayweather was struggling to draw fans towards the end of his career, noting that his initial retirement bout with Andre Berto was a pay-per-view flop.

"Floyd didn't make me anything," he continued. "I was on the Forbes list before Floyd – I brought Floyd out of the gutter with it.

"Because Floyd had the Andre Berto fight before that and it was like 300,000 buys, it was me that made Floyd, he has a picture of me in the gaff.

"I have no problem with Floyd, but it wasn't a good look for him to face against that man [Logan Paul] in his last one.

"It didn't feel right, even he didn't feel right, you could see it in him.

"We can go again if he wants – I feel that's going to happen at some stage down the line."

McGregor will be waiting a while for his return to fighting, however, after suffering a horror leg break against Poirier which required urgent surgery.

He underwent a three-hour procedure yesterday and has said he is feeling 'tremendous', with manager Audie Attar confirming he is planning to return to the octagon once he has recovered.

"Whats up fight fans, the Notorious here," McGregor told his nearly 50million Instagram and Twitter followers. "Just out of the surgery room, everything went to plan, everything went perfect. I’m feeling tremendous.

"We got six weeks on a crutch now and then we begin to build back. I want to say thank you all the fans around the world for the messages of support, I hope you all enjoyed the show

"I want to thank all the fans in who came to 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 but it is what it is, that’s the nature of the business, it was a clean break of the tibia and it was not to be."

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