So, we already know that Floyd sent at least one spy to spar with Conor, a former boxing champ named Paulie, and Conor ended up kicking his ass, then released photos of it, THEN releases videos of it after Paulie said the photos were out of context. Basically, he got totally owned, then went crying back to Floyd to try to save face.
But that’s not where it ends.
With Floyd’s entire career and reputation on the line, he simply CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE THIS FIGHT. So, it’s no surprise that he’s using some tactics OUTSIDE of the cage, like having spies in Conor’s camp, but it seems like Conor and his warroom are well aware of this, and have been feeding rumors to Floyd all along. Another example was that Conor was having a really hard time cutting weight.
In an interview with Ariel Helwani, Floyd Mayweather said (paraphrased):
“From what I was told, I do my homework, I’ve been hearing a lot about him getting IV bags. “Rumors”, I don’t know if it’s true, but he got 7 IV bags, and with the Nevada commission that’s illegal.” – Floyd
Ariel asked Floyd if this “rumor” came from a good source, Floyd said it was a strong source, and when Ariel asked if Conor was dehydrated, Floyd smiled knowingly and said “I don’t know.”
So, for one reason or another, Floyd thought Conor was having a really difficult weight cut. Conor’s cut to much lighter than this before, and hasn’t missed weight in the UFC. Granted, he’s looked pretty rough in the past and we likely won’t see him going back down to 145, but still – rumors of a bad cut are surprising, especially for such a huge fight.
Next, take a look at Leonard Ellerbe at the weigh-ins, look how giddy he looks as they’re about to announce the weight, like he’s the first one to know a secret:
Check out why this matters, and the rest of the evidence that Conor has been feeding false information to Floyd’s spies this entire time?