John Gotti vs. Floyd Mayweather feud hits new low

Nicolette Gotti, granddaughter of "Teflon Don" John Gotti, issues threat to Floyd Mayweather's daughter, Yaya.

By: Stephie Haynes | 4 months ago
John Gotti vs. Floyd Mayweather feud hits new low
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Last Sunday night, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and John Gotti III (grandson of mafia don John Gotti) had an exhibition match in the sunshine state at the Florida Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida. The bout ended with Gotti disqualified for holding in the 6th round. At least we thought the bout was over, but Gotti had other plans and started launching punches over the referee—inciting a melee in the ring as members from both teams stormed in.

Mayweather’s team was aimed at protecting the 46-year-old boxing legend while chaos ensued in the ring where at least 12 people were involved. The mayhem lasted several minutes and had a decided ripple effect as numerous fights broke out after the event, including the one with Love & Hip Hop Atlanta stars Joseline Hernandez and Big Lex.

Gotti family gets in on Mayweather feud

Perhaps the most alarming incident occurring from this wild night was Nicolette Gotti (sister of John Gotti III) issuing a threat to Floyd Mayweather’s daughter, Yaya. In a racially charged Instagram story she wrote,

“@floydmayweather your daughter was ran through by a animal with 12 different baby mamas — your little circus animal — [you’re] all a pack of zoo animals… I swear on my kids I’m coming for your daughter. It may be two years, three years from now but I’m coming cunt.”

The post was captured with a screenshot and later shared on Twitter by user ‘Big Man On Campus’ before her account went private Monday morning.

It’s unclear why Nicolette targeted Yaya, but many have noted that the 23-year-old might not be the one to threaten. Just this past December, Yaya received a 6-year probation sentence for stabbing a young woman at NBA Youngboy’s home. At the time, Yaya was 19, shared a child with Youngboy and was engaged to him. It was reported that she found the woman at her fiance’s house and stabbed her in the arm several times. Yaya pled guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Stephie Haynes
Stephie Haynes

Stephie Haynes has been covering MMA since 2005. She has also worked for MMA promotion Proelite and apparel brand TapouT. She hosted TapouT’s official radio show for four years before joining Bloody Elbow in 2012. She has interviewed everyone there is to interview in the fight game from from Dana White to Conor McGregor to Kimbo Slice, as well as mainstream TV, film and music stars including Norman Reedus, RZA and Anthony Bourdain. She has been producing the BE podcast network since 2017 and hosts four of its current shows.

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