Part of the novelty of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor fighting is the fact that McGregor, cognizant or not, has followed the Mayweather road to riches.
“I’ve been doing the mink coats and the flashiness ... that was years ago,” Mayweather told reporters at a recent media day session touting his Aug. 26 showdown against UFC champion McGregor, who has taken to driving around in a Rolls Royce and Bentley to hype his wealth.
But the difference, Mayweather said, is that with him, the image he portrays is real, not rented.
“Myself, this is genuine. This is real. Any Lamborghini you see me in, you know I own it. Any mansion you see me in, you know it’s paid for,”...