Remember when Adrian Broner used to call Floyd Mayweather his “big brother”? Well, those days are probably gone!
A few weeks after, Floyd himself responded to Broner:
“You got fighters that I’ve stood behind, like Adrien Broner. When he lost to Maidana, I was the first one to post a picture of me and him, and I told him, ‘You know what? I’m behind you. Hold your head up high. Stay focused and you’ll be able to bounce back’. But then you have this same guy that I’m defending and standing behind and going to war for, is the same guy that said, ‘You know what? I love my big brother Floyd Mayweather, but f**k The Money Team!’ He’s the same guy that you can go on, if I’m not mistaken, my TMT website and see that he had on a Money Team shirt. And then you was in Vegas, he had on the Money Team sweatsuit. So I never really understood that.”
Mayweather went on to admit that he and Al Haymon “spoil” their fighters too much.
“I’m being honest, me and Al [Haymon] together, we both spoil these fighters too much. A lot of them are appreciative, but a lot of them are not appreciative.
Mayweather did took on the role of a “big brother” to Broner, going as far as advising him on things that he should and should not do.
“When Adrien Broner won his first world title, I don’t know who he fought, I don’t even know who the guy was, but I was happy for him and I always wanted to give Adrien Broner positive advice. When everyone had something negative to say about him, you know what I do? I say, ‘This kid comes from a rough and tough background and I just want to stand behind him, support him, and help get him to the next level.’ But you saying, ‘F**k The Money Team’? Well, what he don’t know, The Money Team is making eight figures a year. I mean, you know, I’m really thankful and really blessed to be where I’m at. I’m blessed way beyond belief and every day I give thanks. Throughout the day, I thank God that I’m in the position that I’m in to help fighters, to help my family, and to give back to the people that’s less fortunate. I never had anything negative to say about Adrien Broner. If he does something that I didn’t like, I’m like, ‘You know, AB, don’t do that. AB, you shouldn’t say that. You should take this approach.’…Instead of saying, ‘F**k The Money Team,’ he needs to be thanking The Money Team because, at the end of the day, Al Haymon is a part of The Money Team…Everything is under the same umbrella when it’s all said and done. If you saying, ‘F**k Al Haymon,’ you saying, ‘F**k Floyd Mayweather!’ If you saying, ‘F**k Floyd Mayweather,’ you saying, ‘F**k Al Haymon!’”
Needless to say, Broner caught wind of Mayweather’s comments and posted a response video on his YouTube account.