How much does Floyd Mayweather hate losing?
So much, that he once tried to pay off the pilot steering his plane to New York in order to get him to pass Ricky Hatton's plane, which was a few miles ahead of him, on their way to promote their 2007 fight.
Because "Money" is the champ and he has to be first at everything, even landing.
In Hatton's memoir, "War and Peace: My Story," he breaks down the tale which pretty much sums up why he's a "dickhead" in "The Hitman's" eyes. Check out an excerpt from the book (via Bloody Elbow):
"A few minutes into the the journey, we're chatting away, having a drink when the pilot gestures to me to come forward. ‘Hey Ricky, listen to this idiot. He turns on the speaker and over the radio I hear Floyd arguing with the pilot of his plane behind: 'I'm not letting that motherfucker get there before me, fucking overtake them!' 'We can't do that, Sir,' the pilot said. 'Overtake that motherfucker -- I'm the champ! I've got to get to New York first. I'll pay whatever you want.'"
Taunting mid-flight seems to be the cool thing to do these days, as Conor McGregor tried to get his pilot to troll Jose Aldo when they were flying the same skies on separate jets en route to Boston during their memorable UFC 189 World Tour.
While Hatton may have landed in New York first, Mayweather got the best of "The Hitman" by knocking him out in the tenth round. Will history repeat itself at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015?