“I don’t give a fook” – Mr. McGregor
Last week, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor generated the most revenue for a combat action fight, in sports history. After stepping into the ring with Mayweather, Conor now has a new respect for the undefeated 50-0 fighter. As McGregor gears up for his possible final MMA fight this holiday, he had some interesting words to say regarding his recent opponent.
In a lengthy Instagram post over the weekend, the Irish fighter praised Floyd; saying that he has knowledge that would enable him to be successful in UFC. He went to say, “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.” That’s saying a lot for somebody who’s never been knocked out in the octagon, following their encounter just 8 days ago.
Considering Mayweather is 40 years of age, he’s past his prime to think about any switch to the MMA world; but definitely gained some respect in the eyes of non-casual UFC viewers.
As far as McGregor, he’s set to fight later this holiday in the UFC and is thinking about making a full switch to boxing – following that big $100 million pay day (with extra incentives).
That single event made him more money, than all of his UFC fights combined. In our opinion, he just needs proper boxing trainers around him before taking his rumored spring 2018 fight.
Whether or not he continues a business relationship with new friends Al Haymon and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. remains to be seen, but you can take a look at the post below.
Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days. Thank you to all the fans for the support of the fight and the event! Without your support we as fighters are nothing so I thank you all! Thank you to my team of coaches and training partners! 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. If I began with a loaded 12 rounds under much stress I would have only hit a brick wall and lost progress as a result and potentially not made the fight. A little more time and we could have made the 12 cleanly, while under more stress, and made it thru the later rounds in the actual fight. I feel every decision we made at each given time was the correct decision, and I am proud of everyone of my team for what we done in the short time that we done it. 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. 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!