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Floyd Mayweather

My Obnoxious Partying

Is Just An Act

8/25/2011 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Floyd Mayweather
claims the only reason he parties his face off at nightclubs ... and passes out booze ... and flashes money ... and otherwise acts like a complete a-hole ... is JUST to promote his fights.

It's all in legal docs filed by Pretty Boy Floyd as part of his ongoing war with Manny Pacquiao -- this time, Mayweather responded to allegations that he was irresponsibly partying around the country instead of attending a deposition.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Mayweather claims the nightclubbing is "not random acts of partying, but calculated promotional events designed to appeal to his fan base and maintain his public presence."

Mayweather acknowledges that "many people hate him" because of his "Money" Mayweather alter ego -- but explains, "If even those who dislike him are willing to pay for the privilege of watching the fight, he is more profitable."

Mayweather also declares that he "does not drink, smoke or take drugs."

The fighter insists he MUST participate in these "promotional activities" -- and that's one of the reasons why he did not appear to be deposed on any of the dates requested by Pacquiao's camp.

So, we gotta ask ...


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31.

Jason    

This is so funny..."Money, Floyd, Wife/Child BEATER .... whatever you want to call him has been DUCKING Manny for years. Know this tough guy....MANNY WOULD WALK THE DOG ON YOU. Period. End of story. Frankly I don't even need to see it. I know Paq would kick his ass. Keep burning that money in nightclubs too -- you pretentious prick. People are starving out there.

1123 days ago
32.

Justin    

Floyd is a douchebag, he obviously has some good lawyers to spin things for him. There's no way that ignorant meathead could have thought of this bull**** story on his own.

1123 days ago
33.

Don    

I used to like Mayweather in the old days when he was a fighter first but now his ego and his flashiness is disgusting everyone. The last straw came when he started ducking Manny Pacquiao because he was a afraid. I am a boxing fan first and if everyone keeps it real, everyone knows that Gayweather is scared. Manny Pacquiao can really beat him. Mosley almost knocked him out in the second round, MAYWEATHER WILL LOSE IF HE FIGHTS PACQUIAO so please stop supporting Gayweather or buying any of his per-per-view fights UNTIL he fights Manny Pacquiao.

1123 days ago
34.

Carl    

If it is an act it is intended to allow him to AVOID a fight, specifically with Pacquiao.

1123 days ago
35.

Don    

No John, you're confusing us with your kind, hillbilly redneck.

1123 days ago
36.

greg    

all i know is mayweather will fight paquaio and it will be a good one. with mayweather winning of course.

1123 days ago
37.

The PMG    

If Mayweather ever grows a pair of testicles, Manny would destroy him.

1123 days ago
38.

Alex     

Who is stupid enough to fall for that? Floyd thinks people are brain-dead except him. Pathetically, Floyd actually believes his own lies. For someone who says he doesn't take drugs, he sure displays symptoms of drug-use. He can dance around his lawsuits, but the brunt of justice will come sooner or later. How many legal cases has he ac***ulated so far, 6 or 7? This is defintely not a publicity stunt, it is a pattern of behavior. It is Floyd's persona to get into trouble simply because he can't control his nefarious nature.

1123 days ago
39.

rw    

he finally came up with another excuse...

1123 days ago
40.

Gil P. Acosta    

So he can do promotional events but cannot do a deposition under a court order?

1123 days ago
41.

egrocs    

now the admission... you will be sorry floyd because the judge wont buy those lame excuses, just wait for the dismissal and default :)

1123 days ago
42.

bboy    

the fact that this is even an issue means that Floyd is doing his job well. its obviously an act and people are idiots to believe he really lives like that. The guy is a GREAT boxer & you cant be a GREAT boxer if you party all the time. its called PROMOTION people! he makes just as much money if people hate him...no one is interested in seeing two "nice guy" boxers fight!

1123 days ago
43.

Rickmeister    

Beating up his baby mama, threatening his own kids of a beat down, harassing lowly security guards, and asking body guards to shoot a former friend is also an act to sell his fights.

Who is he kiddin'? His lawyers told him to say that as an excuse for his outrageous behavior when time to make his deposition in front of a judge.

Let's face it. He was raised by a drug dealer father so he became like his own dad. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is truly a rotten human being

1123 days ago
44.

PRO US    

So Floyd's behavior is just an act according to Floyd? So, he's basically telling everybody not to believe a word he says. Fine. Floyd, consider it done. We don't believe you anymore. Most people who pretend, pretend to be smart. You, Floyd, pretend to be stupid by burning $100 American bills. So, Floyd, STFU. We don't believe you're pretending to be dumb. We know you're dumb. You're still a very good boxer though, so take some solace in that.

1123 days ago
45.

Mrtoso    

Floyd want Pacquiao next fight is also an ACT

1123 days ago
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