What Conor McGregor told the referee after the loss of Floyd Mayweather when a UFC star reveals a itch to return to the boxing ring again.

Back in 2017, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather took part in one of the most lucrative fights ever.

It is the second highest-paid pay-per-view in boxing history just behind Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao. The plot lay in whether or not a double UFC champion with McGregor’s fist power bothers an all-time great.

Floyd Mayweather stops Conor McGregor in Las Vegas to claim a 50th win

Mayweather wore McGregor

Mayweather was aiming to move to 50-0, but at 40, he knew his time in the sport was running out.

Although the Irishman did well in the initial rounds, he quickly found himself struggling to cope with the experienced Mayweather physically and his tank began to empty.

Mayweather kept the pressure on McGregor and as the rounds continued, McGregor had no power to throw back through pure exhaustion.

McGregor vs. Mayweather generated $ 4.3 million in pay-per-view purchases and more than $ 0 million in total revenue

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McGregor vs. Mayweather generated $ 4.3 million in pay-per-view purchases and more than $ 500 million in total revenue

In the tenth round, a Mayweather bombardment saw McGregor fall back to the ropes and at that point, the referee decided to intervene.

McGregor’s immediate reaction showed his belief in himself never giving up.

“It was early, referee. That was early. That was early, “McGregor told official Robert Byrd.

McGregor wanted more time, but Mayweather was the clear winner

McGregor wanted more time, but Mayweather was the clear winner

When McGregor and Mayweather finally met in the middle of the ring after the decision, McGregor said to the winner, “I punched you a lot in the early rounds. Your peace of mind, though, is a great, fair game for you. A little early, a little early.”

He still couldn’t help but insist that the decision came a little too soon – wonderful.

In his post-fight interview, Mayweather revealed what he said to McGregor as well and the American had a lot of positive things to say about McGregor.


Mayweather revealed what the couple said after the fight: “We talked about him being a tough competitor and I think we gave the fans what they wanted to see.

“I told him I owed them [the fans] for the Pacquiao battle, I have to come straight ahead and give them a show and that’s what I gave him.

“He is much better than I thought he was. He used different angles, he’s a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight. “

Mayweather is just having fun these days

Mayweather is just having fun these days

Nearly five years later, Mayweather committed murder by making exhibition attacks on names such as Logan Paul, Don Moore and Tenshin Nasukawa. He says he will fight in the UAE again later this year, but his opponent has not been named.

McGregor returns from a broken leg backed at UFC 264 last July. The Notorious plan to fight again and aim to return to the octagon in the third quarter of 2022.

Since fighting Mayweather, McGregor has won only once in four UFC field trips. That was Donald Cerrone’s 40-second knockout where when his losses came against Khabib Nurmagomedov and a pair of losses to Dustin Poirier, the latter stained with his broken leg.

McGregor remains the UFC's biggest draw despite a string of defeats and a sustained injury.

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McGregor remains the UFC’s biggest draw despite a string of defeats and a sustained injury.

However, McGregor promised to return to boxing.

“Boxing is my first love in martial arts. I had such a great time the last time I was out there,” McGregor said. Sky Sports.

“Obviously, my return will be on the sidelines for the UFC – that story is far from over, in fact it’s just written, it’s just the beginning.

“But, boxing, I’m sure I’ll grace the square circle again in the future.”

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