.@FloydMayweather quick FaceTime with Tom Brady.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) August 23, 2017
HOST 1: We spent some time on this at the end of last week based on a comment Mayweather made to [ESPN’s] Sal Paolantonio, and obviously there was a fight this weekend. Mayweather said that the two of you were “very close friends.” Would you say that’s an accurate representation of your relationship?
BRADY: [five second pause] Uh, no, I mean, I’ve met him a couple times. I think he’s a great fighter. That was a great fight the other night.
HOST 1: Did you watch? Did you order it? Did you pay for it?
BRADY: No, I saw it the next morning. I had a friend’s wedding I was at. It was a fun night for me. I had a lot of my friends in town, and one of my great friends got married. So it was a fun night.
HOST 1: And were you and your friends, your guys, rooting for Mayweather?
BRADY: [three second pause] I was at a wedding.
HOST 1: I know, but were you hoping? I mean, I was just saying at the break, I don’t find either guy very likable. I was watching it saying…
HOST 2: But that’s what I said last week. I said, “I can’t imagine that Brady”—I’ve met you one or two times—but in our days with you, you seem like a good guy. I mean, you must know about Mayweather’s history of domestic violence. I can’t imagine you would be friends with a guy like this.
BRADY: [four second pause] Uh…[four second pause]. Yeah. I’ve met him a couple times. Like I said, I think he’s a great fighter.
HOST 1: Yeah. [four second pause] And you FaceTime with him. He made sure everyone saw or heard about that. Did you just wish him luck or want to wish him luck?
BRADY: [eight second pause] I’m not sure where we’re going with this.
HOST 1: Well, my thing, I just, a guy was on ESPN—it was all over the place last week—if somebody like that said I was really good friends with him, I would want to respond and say, “No, I’m not.” You did. That’s all. I just wanted to get your side of it. They played it five million times on ESPN. I didn’t think it was—if you’re legitimately not friends with a guy, I don’t think it’s fair to not give you a chance to respond to it.
BRADY: [three second pause] Yeah, I said I met him a couple times.
HOST 1: Right. Yeah, I understand. OK, that’s fine.
— Will Rodriguez (@willlrodriguezz) August 28, 2017