Naturally, with all the hype, McGregor and Mayweather became the subject of every major media outlet, including Saturday Night Live.
In the video, McGregor’s impersonator (Alex Moffat) declared: “I’ll beat anyone in their own game. Next week, I’m going to fight that shark that beat Michael Phelps in that swim race. And both parties have agreed to shark rules: ‘underwater, just teeth.’”
The SNL skit aired prior to the fight, but it inspired such a wave of hysterical memes that even Michael Phelps got in on the action.
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) August 29, 2017
We all know McGregor has never been low on self-confidence, but swimming? We’re a little skeptical. Though it does have us thinking: Who could McGregor take on next in an unexpected matchup?