Conor McGregor Pokes Fun at Floyd Mayweather with Instagram Announcement

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 14, 2017

Conor McGregor, of Ireland, stands in the ring before a super bantamweight boxing match between Michael Conlan, of Ireland, and Tim Ibarra on Friday, March 17, 2017, in New York. Conlan stopped Ibarra in the third round. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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UFC star Conor McGregor trolled Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Instagram as their proposed Aug. 26 superfight inches closer.      

With the caption, "THE FIGHT IS ON," McGregor posted a photo of himself alongside Floyd Mayweather Sr. on Wednesday:

Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole reported Wednesday that McGregor and Mayweather have agreed to terms on a fight at either MGM Grand Garden or T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto followed up to report the announcement "is imminent."

McGregor's post was seemingly one-half of the equation, and Mayweather followed suit on Instagram:

According to Iole, the event will be strictly a boxing card. Even though he's 12 years older, Mayweather will be at a decided advantage in his element.

Regardless of whether this bout becomes an instant classic, the pre-fight hype alone will be epic. These are two of the best trash-talkers in their respective sports, and they will likely go into overdrive in order to attract fans who may be on the fence.

ESPN.com's Darren Rovell noted there are 73 days until Aug. 26, which leaves a lot of time for McGregor and Mayweather to exchange verbal jabs before opposing one another in the ring.