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Mayweather’s bodyguard willing to take USADA test to debunk McGregor’s ‘juicehead’ claims

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One of Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguards Greg La Rosa was willing to take a USADA test in response to Conor McGregor’s “juicehead” accusations.

One of the rather notoriously notable moments during the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor press tour happened during the third stop in Brooklyn. McGregor and some members of his team had a brief altercation with some of Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguards, whom he branded as “juiceheads.”

A member of the security team, Greg La Rosa, seemed to be slighted by McGregor’s claims. Speaking to Submission Radio, he spoke about what happened during that moment he clashed with McGregor, and how he wanted to take a USADA test right then and there to prove that he was clean.

“In Brooklyn, basically, Floyd said, ‘point to the easy work,’ and we pointed at him and he started saying the ‘tapout’ stuff and I think that was getting to Conor so he kind of drew his attention to that and he looked over at me and the other guy Ray (Jizzy Mack) and he said, ‘look at these two juice heads,’” La Rosa recalled. “So I guess at that point he probably had enough of him, he had to go at me. So I thought it was very, he looked at me and he said, ‘look at these two juice heads,’ and Floyd, I can’t remember what Floyd said after that. Floyd said something after that.”

“So I think he walked away for a bit and then he came back and said some stuff to me like, ‘you’re on juice,’ and I told him right there, I said, ‘no, never,’” he continued. “I said, ‘I’m not’. I said, ‘I’ll do a USADA test right now and I’ll bet you a hundred thousand dollars that I’m not,’ and he said, ‘yeah right, yeah right,’ and I said, ‘I’ll take it right now, I’ll take the blood right after the show.’”

“And it kind of got him like, ‘no way’ and he said, I think he said something along the lines of, ‘this is a real body,’ or something. And then I just told him, I said, ‘you know what, when you’re standing next to me’, I said, ‘put on a shirt cause you’re embarrassing yourself standing next to me’. I figured it would just rattle him up a little bit. That’s all it is for me.”

Many would believe that McGregor was able to get the better of Mayweather in terms of the trash talk and mic work, race jokes in the Brooklyn presser aside. But as a guy from behind the scenes from The Money Team, La Rosa believes it was actually the other way around, and it showed during the London tour when McGregor began rubbing Mayweather’s head.

“Conor’s an excellent athlete, he’s an even better promoter, I take my hat off to him,” La Rosa said. “He’s done things in four years that people didn’t even think were possible, so I got nothing negative to say in that aspect. But in terms of getting in Floyd’s head – impossible. I believe the turning point of what showed that he couldn’t get in his head is at the point when he touched his head in London.

“To me, that showed a sign of weakness in Conor because basically, the touch, you’re not supposed to be touching the other guy obviously, and I believe that touch was to try to bring something out of Floyd and he was basically saying, to me anyways, that I can’t do with words, I can’t do with actions, I need to try to do something else here,” he added.

“And even when he touched him, Floyd wasn’t even paying attention. He was on his phone and was just laughing at him, just laughing. He was talking to other people while Conor was doing his bit and I think that was really getting to Conor.”

Mayweather vs. McGregor happens on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.