The highly anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor went down this past Saturday. For the first time in combat sports history, the world of MMA and boxing collided.
Celebrities and fans alike came out to witness history as Floyd Mayweather looked to keep his undefeated streak and make it to 50-0 inside the boxing ring, a new record.
Most believed Conor McGregor would not stand a chance against such a high level boxer but McGregor came out strong winning both the first a second rounds. But as the rounds unfolded McGregor began to tire playing right into the hands of Mayweather. Unable to knock out Floyd within the forth round like he had predicted, it all came to a stop for Conor McGregor in round ten. Extremely fatigued and unable to defend himself anymore, Conor McGregor lost the bout by TKO.
After such a big build up full of trash talk, the two fighters showed a mutual respect to one another after the fight. According to Floyd Mayweather not only was the record set for his boxing record but also the live gate coming in at $80 million, breaking the Mayweather Pacquiao PPV.
Despite loosing, Conor McGregor hasn’t closed the door on boxing and with the UFC Lightweight division waiting on his return, he is open to all options. “People ask me whats next. Im not quite sure whats next,” he said at the post fight press conference. “I have multiple titles in the UFC to think about and I could always continue in the boxing game so whats next for me is to continue to study and continue to learn.”