Although he turned up drunk and in good spirits at the presser, it’s clear Conor McGregor was upset…
However you felt about Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, it was truly unique. Even those who hated the idea have to admit there was a crazy notion that drew millions of viewers worldwide.
With two of the biggest talkers in the game on centre stage, MayMac was bound to be a success. The fight also exemplified the harsher realities of the fight game, something we seldom see as fans.
Deep into the fight, as the tenth round started, it was clear McGregor had nothing left in the tank. All the predictions of early knockouts unfulfilled, ‘The Notorious’ succumbed to the better boxer.
Mayweather earned the TKO win, and McGregor was gracious in defeat. Showing up to the post-fight presser with a drink in hand, the Irishman remained positive in the face of defeat.
Anyone who banks £100 million for 30 minutes of fighting is bound to be a happy man. That said, McGregor is clearly a very competitive athlete. During a new clip released on Youtube, McGregor can be seen in a vulnerable state.
Saying sorry to Dana White, McGregor’s belief in himself and sorrow over losing is on show for the world to see:
The Human Condition
Regardless of how our favourite fighters are portrayed as terminators without remorse or emotion, inevitably they are as human as anyone else. McGregor’s lengthy message about the MayMac madness proves this point further:
I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night.
Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way.
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30 minutes was the longest I have fought in a ring or cage or anywhere. Surpassing my previous time of 25 minutes. I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward.
Another day another lesson!
Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match. Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down. I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer. But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter.
Strong in the clinch.Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure.
Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure.
Here is a toast of whiskey to everyone involved in this event and everyone who enjoyed it!
Thank you to you all! Onto the next one!