SHOWTIME release statement amid claims Conor McGregor's mic was cut off during Floyd Mayweather press conference 3 years ago

SHOWTIME release statement amid claims Conor McGregor's mic was cut off during Floyd Mayweather press conference

When Floyd Mayweather was talking trash about Conor McGregor in Los Angeles, the Notorious' responses were barely audible.

So many people tuning into the first press conference of the world tour were looking forward to seeing (and hearing) Conor McGregor engage in a verbal battle. However, we were deprived of a proper one.

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When McGregor went up first and got the crowd going by scoring points on the undefeated prizefighter, Mayweather remained quiet and respectful.

Then when it was Money's turn to grab the mic, McGregor started firing back with trash talk of his own. Unfortunately, a lot of what McGregor said during this portion of the presser wasn't heard because his microphone cut out.

This sparked inevitable accusations of his mic being cut intentionally in order to keep him silent.

SHOWTIME Sports released the following statement in which they claimed that McGregor's mic was not cut intentionally during the broadcast.

"At no point did SHOWTIME or Event Productions cut any microphones intentionally during Tuesday's kickoff event in Los Angeles."

"The point of this world tour is to let these superstars interact with each other. Cutting their mics would go against our goal of delivering these fighters to the masses and letting their charismatic and entertaining personalities take centre stage."