(AllHipHop News) The upcoming Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather Jr. boxing match is getting an extraordinary level of promotion.
McGregor and Mayweather were in NYC for the third stop on their promo tour.
While being in the city that birthed Hip Hop, McGregor quoted the legendary emcee that he shares a nickname with – Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace.
“It’s the N-O, T-O, R-I, O, U-S, you just, lay down slow. Recognize a real Don when you see one,” said the man also known as The Notorious. “Shout out to the greatest of all time The Notorious B.I.G.”
In addition, the mixed martial artist champion also used the moment to blast Queens rapper 50 Cent.
“What’s up New York City? 50 Cent’s a b-tch,” McGregor told the Brooklyn crowd.
The event also included the Ireland representative giving Mayweather a copy of JAY-Z’s latest LP.
“I got Floyd a gift. This is JAY-Z’s new album, the 4:44. I want you to take this and listen to it and learn. Learn how to build and maintain a real empire, not a fake empire,” said McGregor. “And when you’re done with it, send it on to 50. And when you do, tell him Blanco sent you.”
Of course, 50 responded to Conor’s insults.
“what the f-ck wrong wit this white boy, you fighting Floyd not me fool. LOL,” wrote the G-Unit general on Instagram.
50 followed that statement with another IG post that read, “Little leprechaun Vs. KANAN July 16 Sunday 9Pm POWER Episode 4. Ain’t no tapping out over here LOL.”
There was another much talked about moment from the Brooklyn press conference.
In an attempt to show off his wealth and demean his opponent, Mayweather threw money at McGregor as 2 Chainz and Nicki Minaj’s “I Luv Dem Strippers” played in the Barclays Center.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor is scheduled for August 26 at the T-Mobile Arean in Paradise, Nevada.
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