Khabib Nurmagomedov is eyeing a December showdown with Conor McGregor. In what was no doubt his last fight, Floyd Mayweather 50-0 (25) stopped UFC champ Conor McGregor 0-1 in the 10th round of an entertaining bout.
For those who didn't get a chance to watch the fight, McGregor - who taunted his opponent during press discussions and weigh-ins - technically won the first three rounds.
"Our game plan was to take our time, go to him and take him out in the end", Mayweather said.
Conor McGregor washed a shot of self-pity down with his soon-to-be-launched eponymous Irish Whiskey at the post-fight media conference after his consummate dismantling at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jnr on Saturday night.
He's known as "Money" Mayweather for a reason. McGregor's awkwardness against a rusty and eroded Mayweather is what enabled him to not embarrass himself. Boxing purists are eagerly looking forward to Gennady Golovkin's bout against Canelo Alvarez on September 16, and the UFC is eager for fight fans to talk about MMA. He did it in what he said would be his final fight, against a man who had never been in a professional boxing match before.
"I took the early rounds fairly handy", McGregor said. "I picked the best dance partner to do it with".
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Wade then made the inexplicable call not to challenge his LBW dismissal despite Australia having two reviews to spare. Only Soumya Sarkar, who rashly holed out to a juggling Usman Khawaja at long-on off Ashton Agar , had fallen for 15.
According to ESPN, Mayweather went to the M Resort in Las Vegas at round 3:30 p.m PT and attempted to place a $400,000 bet on the fight ending in under 9.5 rounds.
Mayweather's 10 round stoppage means he retires with a ideal 50-0 record, edging Rocky out of the record books. I wanted to go out with a bang.
Brían is in Las Vegas with his two mates for a week, and while his friends had tickets to the fight, he couldn't cough up the inflated amount for even the cheapest tickets, which he said cost around $5,000 by that point.
"He's a great defensive fighter, but every time Rocky got in the ring, people got their money's worth and can you really say that about Mayweather?" I felt like I owed that to the fans for the (Manny) Pacquiao fight, even though I don't owe anybody anything. Let me wobble to the corner and make him put me down. "I guaranteed to everybody that this wouldn't go the distance".
While McGregor said he could've continued - he said he wasn't hurt - the MMA star also walked away impressed with Mayweather, who switched approaches, maintained his composure and, as always, dictated the bout on his own terms.