Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor only won rounds against undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- as predicted — because “Money” was making “Notorious” look good.
Not because he’s a swell chap, but rather because Mayweather was setting up a potential rematch.
That’s according to veteran boxing commentator Jim Lampley, who does not believe Mayweather will retire from the “sweet science,” despite claims from “Money” that he’s cashing out in the wake of this paid debt.
"Why should he retire? He created a marvelous scam with this whole thing," Lampley told TMZ. “He allowed Conor to quote 'win' three rounds so that the whole global MMA wish community could have something to latch on to. I think there's a decent chance there's enough suckers out there Floyd could maybe make another $150 million, why not? It's all a set up."
Mayweather stopped McGregor by tenth-round technical knockout (replay).
While there is money to be made from all parties if and when they ever run it back, UFC President Dana White insists McGregor has work to do inside the Octagon, especially now that Tony Ferguson has been awarded the interim lightweight strap.
Time will tell.