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Conor McGregor blasts referee Robert Byrd following fight with Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor blasts referee Robert Byrd following fight with Floyd Mayweather

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Immediately following his first professional boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor praised referee Robert Byrd for his professionalism.

However, after having some time to review the fight footage, “Mystic Mac” has decided to change his tune on the subject.

In a recent interview with Caroline Pearce in Glasgow, the UFC lightweight champion went off on Robert Byrd for how he handled his staredown and also accused the referee for trying to wrestle him off Mayweather during their blockbuster fight.

“When we came face to face and we were doing the rules thing, he was only staring at me,” McGregor said. “I’m looking at him staring at me and I could see in my peripheral vision that he was looking at me and not looking at Floyd. I was going to say, ‘He’s fighting as well, mate. Give him the f**king rules. I don’t know. What was going on there?”

McGregor continued:

“Every time we tied (up) he literally wrestled me off of him. It is what it is, I knew I wasn’t going to get a fair shake out there.”

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After putting together an excellent opening four rounds against “Money”, McGregor would eventually tire which allowed Mayweather to storm back and eventually earn a tenth-round TKO victory.

The brash Irish superstar, McGregor, discussed the “early stoppage” in his bout with Mayweather during his interview with Pearce in Scotland.

“I thought it was an early stoppage. How the f**k can you stop a fight if there were no knockdowns or nothing previous?” The round before that I almost had him dropped. I hurt him to the body in the round before. How the f**k can you stop it like that at the first sign of a wobble? You’ve got to let these fights go on.”

What do you think of these comments from Conor McGregor? Do you think his fight with Mayweather was stopped to early?

VIDEO | Watch an emotional Conor McGregor apologize to Dana White for loss to Mayweather

VIDEO | Watch an emotional Conor McGregor apologize to Dana White for loss to Mayweather

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor put forth a valiant effort in his boxing super fight with Floyd Mayweather last weekend in Las Vegas.

Unfortunately, after a terrific opening four rounds, “Mystic Mac” fatigued late in the bout which allowed Floyd Mayweather to score a tenth-round TKO victory.
In the above video, we see an emotional Conor McGregor apologize to UFC President Dana White for not becoming the first man to ever defeat the legendary boxer.

Of course, Dana White had nothing but praise for the Irish superstars performance against “Money”.

Conor McGregor: “I’m sorry man.”

Dana White: “Sorry?”

Conor McGregor: “Yea.”

Dana White: “Dude I’m ecstatic. Very, very f*cking badass! I am telling you, you’re unbelievable!”

Conor McGregor is expected to return to the octagon for his next combat sports appearance.

The “Notorious” one has been linked to a possible trilogy bout with Nate Diaz at UFC 219.

However, according to Nate Diaz’s boxing coach, the UFC will have to cough up at least $20 million for “The Stockton Slugger” to faceoff with McGregor for a third time.

Conor McGregor had an equipment emergency moments prior to Mayweather fight

Conor McGregor had an equipment emergency moments prior to Mayweather fight

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor put on an incredible performance in his boxing debut last weekend in Las Vegas against Floyd Mayweather.

The Irish superstar was eventually stopped in the tenth round by the legendary undefeated boxer, but still McGregor’s stock did nothing but rise in defeat.

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor

McGregor put together a terrific opening four rounds before eventually fatiguing later in the fight.

The Mayweather vs. McGregor super fight, which is expected to have done record breaking pay-per-view numbers, was almost put on hold after “Mystic Mac” noticed he was missing two key pieces of equipment.

According to TMZ Sports, there was a mad scramble to protect both Conor’s mouth and genitals just minutes before the fight occurred.

“There was a mad scramble to protect Conor McGregor’s genitals in the minutes before the Mayweather fight … when he realized he left his protective cup at home! 

Conor had just had his hands wrapped — while still wearing his pimped out suit — when he realized he was missing his custom jockstrap/cup combo and his mouthpiece.

He immediately remembered he left ’em both at his Vegas home and sent one of his team members racing out of the T-Mobile Arena to retrieve his junk protection, ASAP. 

The good news … the guy made it back with plenty of time to spare.”

Conor McGregor is expected to return to the UFC octagon for his next combat sports appearance.

“Mystic Mac” is currently rumored to what would be a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz, potentially at UFC 219 in December.

McGregor has stated that he wants that contest to take place at 155-pounds so that he can attempt to defend his lightweight title for the first time.

However, Nate Diaz reportedly wants at least $20 million to take part in a trilogy with McGregor, so time will tell if the UFC is willing to cough up such a number to the Stockton Slugger.

Check out the scorecards for Mayweather vs. McGregor

Check out the scorecards for Mayweather vs. McGregor

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Floyd Mayweather improved his professional boxing record to a perfect 50-0 last weekend in Las Vegas by defeating a very game Conor McGregor via tenth-round TKO.

The Mayweather vs McGregor fight ended up being much more competitive then a lot of people assumed it would be.

Conor McGregor actually looked great in the opening four rounds of his fight with Mayweather.

The Irish superstar was able to connect with over 100 punches during the course of the fight but ultimately slowed down in the later rounds which allowed Mayweather to take over.

Mayweather would unload a barrage of punches on “Mystic Mac” in round ten which forced the referee to step in and stop the contest.

Prior to the fight being stopped in round ten, many people had Floyd Mayweather just slightly ahead of Conor McGregor on their respective scoreboards.

The general consensus seemed to be that Conor had won the first three rounds and maybe even round four.

With that said, two of the ringside judges in Las Vegas saw the opening rounds much differently.

Check out the judges scorecards below:

Even in defeat, Conor McGregor’s stock did nothing but grow following his first professional boxing match.

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The brash Irish star received tons of praise from both the boxing and MMA communities.

Nobody knows that will come next in the career of Conor McGregor, but everyone in the fight game is eager to hear his next move.

How did you have the Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match scored heading into round ten?