Conor McGregor failed to rule out a return to boxing after his 10 th-round demolish to Floyd Mayweather, saying he was sure theres alternatives that will present themselves in the boxing game
Only the most devoted supporters of Conor McGregor, of which there were no dearth in Las Vegas, sacrificed him an opportunity in Saturday’s junior middleweight fighting against Floyd Mayweather. What hope did a mixed martial artist who had never boxed professionally or even at the senior amateur level have against not just any upper-class boxer, but a slick technician regarded as the greatest of his epoch?
Yet for the first 3 rounds of Saturday’s money-spinning blockbuster at the T-Mobile Arena, the unimaginable appeared within touching distance. McGregor acquired Mayweather with jabs. He stroked him with helping hand and figure shootings and even a sharp-witted uppercut. Against all peculiars, this was a fight.
The class, position and experience of the American prevailed in the end but McGregor delivered a far more credible accomplishment in his entry than even the most cynic beholders could have expected, situating the UFC’s first ever simultaneous two-division endorse at an extraordinary crossroads.
” This was some chatter to come in and face this soldier ,” said a joyful McGregor at the post-fight press conference.” So numerous doubters. First it was this fight is never be happening, then it was like I’m not going to lay a gauntlet on him. So many things to overcome. I simply experienced the whole know. I have many options in mixed martial arts. I’m sure there’s alternatives that will present themselves in the boxing game.
” But right now I’m a free agent. My reputation is on the ring .”
Make no mistake, Mayweather was in control from the leap, his slow start attributable to a constellation of factors including his advanced age, reverberating rust from a lay-off of roughly two years and a strategy of tactical franchise designed to draw a novice boxer into deep water. McGregor was stopped inside the interval and any flowing adoration would amount to grading him on a curve.
But consider that a total of nine Mayweather foes territory less than 100 perforates in a 12 -round fight, among them Manny Pacquiao, while McGregor landed 111 in less than 10.
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