Floyd Mayweather has hit back at comparisons made between him and Conor McGregor, calling them disrespectful.
McGregor became UFC's first ever 'double champion' after beating Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship on Saturday night, meaning he now holds that belt along with the featherweight title, which he won after defeating Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds.
However, Mayweather has said that the Irishman has a long way to go to reach his level.
He sarcastically told TMZ: "I didn't know he was undefeated, I didn't know he reigned in MMA for 20 years and was undefeated, and was world champion in five different weight classes. That's something I didn't know.
"If you say he’s the Floyd Mayweather of MMA, then I'm trying to find out. Has he ever made $300million in one night? $100m in one night? $70m in one night?
"I'm a legend, a living legend; to the sport of boxing I gave years and years of hard work; there was blood, sweat and tears."
The boxer, who has an unbeaten record of 49-0, then went on to say that he can't even see McGregor.
"I’m an elephant. Elephants don’t beef with ants, an elephant is so large it doesn't even see ants.
"Conor McGregor can go out there and do what he do, but never compare Conor McGregor to me, it's a total disrespect."
However, the UFC champion must have previously appeared on Mayweather's radar, because the boxer has said before that he would take McGregor on in a boxing match.
The exact mechanics of a match like that would certainly be interesting, especially as the two styles are so different, and because of that, it would definitely favour Mayweather.
McGregor, however, has never been one to back away from a fight, especially one as big as this.
Perhaps if it does happen, the fighters would make more than $300 million in one night and Mayweather might finally give McGregor the respect he deserves.
It's certainly one to look out for.
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