However, in true McGregor fashion truth was better than fiction as the UFC featherweight champion responded in sensational fashion.
The former Crumlin amateur took to social media and hit back at the former Pound for Pound boxing #1.
Indeed, McGregor offered to fight the 49-0 puncher in a cross code clash.
“Floyd Mayweather, don’t ever bring race into my success again. I am an Irishman. My people have been oppressed our entire existence. And still very much are. I understand the feeling of prejudice. It is a feeling that is deep in my blood.
“In my family’s long history of warfare there was a time where just having the name ‘McGregor’ was punishable by death. Do not ever put me in a bracket like this again.
“If you want we can organise a fight no problem. I will give you a fair 80/20 split purse in my favour seen as your last fight bombed at every area of revenue.”