The “Money Fight” ended with Floyd Mayweather knocking out the Irish MMA fighter, Conor McGregor in the 10th round of the 3 minutes 12 rounds bout. Conor McGregor had some sweet moments on Mayweather as he released heavy punches and dominated in the first 5 rounds and it was no surprise that he gassed out in the 10th round.
McGregor’s goal was to knock-out Floyd at the end of the first 3 rounds so he focused all his energy on his heavy punches but it was going to take more than that to put down the undefeated. Floyd who is good at defense also had his own game plan.
“We’ve been doing this for 21 years. I told you guys I will come straight here… I could have just boxed and counter punch and made it boring; I didn’t wanna do that. I feel like I owe the fans the aura. So we went out there- that was the game plan- me and my dad communicated before we went out there.
“The whole game plan was to go out there and let him shoot heavy shots from the beginning, take him down at the long stretch and do what we do best as we did today” Floyd said after the fight.
Mayweather might have underestimated McGregor a little because of his lack of skills in boxing but it was obvious the MMA fighter impressed his “dance partner” as he pulled some respectable figures.” He’s a tough competitor and I thought we gave the fans what they wanted to see. He’s a lot better than I thought he was; he used different angles… but I was the better man tonight” he added.
Indeed he was the better man after stepping back into the ring following a two years retirement vacation and still managed to keep it clean recording a perfect 50-0 KO. McGregor also had some praise for him. “I took the early rounds fairly handy. I thought it was close, I thought the stoppage was a bit early, there was a lot on the line and I thought he[ the referee] should have let me carry on.. I was just a little fatigued. He is composed and you have got to give it to him”McGregor dished.
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They were talking about re-match during the promotional tour, so are we going to get one? would you like to see them again in the ring?