Floyd Mayweather Jr. is no stranger to controversy. The best pound for pound boxer out there is almost as famous for his ability to rile high profile opponents and celebrities with his words, as he is for his ability in the ring.  

Now though, it looks like one such 'opponent' has fought back with some trash talk of his own.

Rap superstar Nelly, speaking on ESPN's 'Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable' show, at first seemed to quell speculation that some sort of feud brewing between himself and Mayweather:

"I don't have a beef with Floyd Mayweather, for me, for the most part," explained the rapper.

"I think the whole thing is misunderstood. I try to understand where he's coming from, which is a little hard to do, but it's just one of those things where, I guess, he who he is."

Knockout blow

But then came the knockout blow from Nelly, first highlighting Mayweather's issue with being told 'no', before coming down hard on the boxer's apparent lack of an education:

"He's one of those people who don't like the word, 'No', said to him. I think if anybody does that, I think that's what kinda gets underneath his skin a little bit. But uhh, I don't know. It's kinda hard talking to a guy who hasn't graduated from high school."

The debate about Mayweather kicks of around the three minute mark in the video below...

Nelly may have a point regarding the Money Mayweather's inability tot take no for an answer, but attacking the athlete's education is a low blow for sure.

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Mayweather publicity

Ever since Floyd Mayweather Jr announced that he would fight Marcos Maidana in a rematch bout this September, the greatest boxer of his generation has hardly been out of the news.

From shooting down UFC star fighter Ronda Rousey with some choice comments, to partaking in the media campaign that preludes a major fight in Las Vegas, Mayweather is never far from the headlines.

And this latest gibe from Nelly, a man who was at the center of fellow rapper 50 Cent's dig at Mayweather earlier this week, only serves to build up the hype surrounding Mayweather.

Going by his track record however we hardly expect Floyd Mayweather to allow Nelly to have the final word with the undefeated boxer surely likely to fight back in some way, shape or form in the near future.

Marcos Maidana may want to take some tips from Nelly meanwhile as he prepares to challenge Mayweather's perfect 46-0 record when they come face to face at the MGM Grand September 13th.

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