At the post-fight press conference, Conor McGregor calmly sipped a cup of whiskey as a reporter asked him a question. He interrupted with a promo for the drink, his “Notorious” Irish whiskey that, no doubt, he will make plenty of money from.
Post-fight conference Conor promotes his new notorious Irish Whiskey. #MayweatherMcGregor #MayMac #marketinggenius pic.twitter.com/EIH2wPaHbZ— GleoBeo (@GleoBeo) August 27, 2017
McGregor didn’t win last night... but in many senses, he did.
So did Mayweather, of course. The 40-year-old can now retire with an undefeated record of 50-0, never looking in danger against the Irishman through 10 surprisingly competitive rounds of boxing. He is now some $350 million richer, and got his first stoppage in years, as he promised he would.
What. A. Night. #MayMac #MayweatherMcGregor for @ShowtimeBoxing pic.twitter.com/JlhH2DTBgL— esther lin (@allelbows) August 27, 2017
For Conor, though, the result isn’t the main thing. Most people who know anything about boxing knew his chances ranged from slim to none. Once Mayweather got going, he was never really going to win it -- especially with judges that didn’t even give him round two, a round he clearly should have won.
What matters for Conor is that he didn’t look bad, at least until he gassed badly in the tenth round. His footwork looked good, his head movement looked solid. He actually landed counters on Mayweather — he snapped Mayweather’s head back repeatedly with his jab. Against the greatest boxer of his generation, McGregor didn’t look out of his depth (at least until round 9). This, somehow, was a much more entertaining fight than Mayweather-Pacquaio. Conor didn’t get flatlined ... he never even hit the canvas. He can claim afterwards that the fight was stopped too early (it wasn’t). We may even see him box again. (I’m just waiting on that Paulie footage to drop) As he said afterwards, he’s come back from being choked out in much more humiliating fashion. This? This was just a bit of fun.
"It was a good fight, and a bit of fun." @TheNotoriousMMA #MayweatherMcGregor pic.twitter.com/YlSbnzzGiX— UFC (@ufc) August 27, 2017
There is a reason Dana White is so happy.
"I'm so proud of Conor." @DanaWhite reflects on #MayweatherMcGregor pic.twitter.com/53ecgXT7lG— UFC (@ufc) August 27, 2017
Someone is still salty about 13 seconds.
— Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) August 27, 2017
Not all featherweights feel the same way ...
Best Mayweather fight in a loooooong time #McGregorMayweather— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) August 27, 2017
You can go back and forth over details, and I’m sure everyone will, but some of McGregor’s punches did have heat on them.
Punches landed against Mayweather:— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 27, 2017
Brendan Schaub and Nate Diaz disagreeing over how well Conor did:
Brendan Schaub and Nate Diaz getting into it backstage at #MayweatherMcGregor? ( :@OJEntertainment) pic.twitter.com/zBGKIAAXnn— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) August 27, 2017
He deserves to be ridiculed for these boots!
Did Schaub really wear these? Amazing what grown men wear now days. pic.twitter.com/yze1eup92Y— Honky Extraordinaire (@Mr_Honky) August 27, 2017
I’m not sure what’s going on, but it makes as much sense as these two normally make ...
??? WTF ??? #MayweatherMcGregor pic.twitter.com/aqvCDGkWVs— Race Card Woodley (@RaceCardWoodley) August 27, 2017
That’s ... about right.
Dead pic.twitter.com/oD5FIyykCF— BIRD (@AndyMineo) August 27, 2017
The pre-teen girl who beat an adult in Japanese MMA? She got another win last night.
#deepjewels17 Momo nails an ippon in the final seconds of R2 and gets the win by UD pic.twitter.com/q30wPZmh41— MMA Japan (@mmajpn1) August 26, 2017
Chris Weidman, tweeting while driving.
Forever pic.twitter.com/yxzAevGgkW— Make me (@DrewskInTheD) August 27, 2017
Will this fight break the record? It certainly broke the PPV providers. And the Internet was all about it
Google Trends for Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather, John Cena, Donald Trump, porn - Worldwide, Past day - https://t.co/CEaHZL0cxN— Brandon Howard (@BrandonThurston) August 27, 2017
Never change, Internet. Never change.
August 27, 2017
I’m not sure how you can give Mayweather round two. Round three was marginal, but this is pretty biased. We all know Mayweather took the first few rounds off, but that doesn’t mean he should be awarded those rounds.
Two judges had it 8-1 for #FloydMayweather IDK about that #MayweatherMcGregor pic.twitter.com/uNsG7L7TLs— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) August 27, 2017
This was the biggest “money” fight in the history of money fights, and it generated a lot of iconic images.
50-0 || for @TMobileArena / PowersImagery #mayweather #mcgregor #maymac pic.twitter.com/Iz3BAWScGS— Ryan Loco (@RyanLoco) August 27, 2017
This was the funniest Mayweather costume analogy I saw: The Gimp from Pulp Fiction!
Dead. Let the #MayweatherMcGregor memes begin. pic.twitter.com/hWSJYeuUZi— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 27, 2017
I’ve never seen Spongebob ...
Floyd or Mrs. Puff from Spongebob ? #McGregorMayweather pic.twitter.com/Boal83ZOb5— Trevor Mele (@trevormele2) August 27, 2017
Cody Garbrandt and Aljamain Sterling made sure not to waste their time talking trash to each other last night. No, wait. That’s exactly what they did.
You couldn't fight your way out of a wet paper bag bitch you're free money!! https://t.co/MaXuVtbdgv— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) August 27, 2017
The boxing PPV was probably the slowest paced I’ve ever watched, but at least there was a good reason.
Good lord get to the next fight already For fook sake— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) August 27, 2017
Edson Barboza’s thoughts on boxing.
Everybody is talking about boxing and bla bla bla ... I feel like I want to kick someone— Edson Barboza (@EdsonBarbozaJR) August 27, 2017
My own boxing appetite has been whetted for Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin in three weeks.
Looking forward to be in Vegas Sept 16 to show who's the best in the World. #CaneloGGG pic.twitter.com/RjVkFa5MSN— Gennady Golovkin (@GGGBoxing) August 27, 2017
I’m not sure what is going on here, but that’s the Money life ... I guess.
Can we talk about this? #Mayweather pic.twitter.com/VLYCPTFZej— Mike Dyce (@mikedyce) August 27, 2017
The last time something this important happened in Las Vegas
Morning bathers in Las Vegas watch a mushroom cloud from an atomic test 75 miles away,1953. The cloud had a brilliant red and purple cast. pic.twitter.com/a1tqUJIh7o— Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) August 26, 2017
Meanwhile, back in MMA ...
They were still doing MMA in Russia this weekend, in case the only things you could think about when McGregor got to Floyd’s back were the grappling possibilities he didn’t have in boxing.
Sharaf Davlatmurodov sleeps Mindaugas Veržbickas in 2R #ACB68 pic.twitter.com/lFO5gmznVh— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 26, 2017
Stanislav Vlasenko taped Sergey Khandozhko in 3R #ACB68 pic.twitter.com/FjUH6kRnrp— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 26, 2017
Beautiful finish from Fatkhidin Sobirov (def. Guseyn Khalikhov by 1R RNC) #ACB68 pic.twitter.com/w3A4HmMtcI— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 26, 2017
Kyamran Abbasov taped Aslambek Arsamikov in 2R #ACB68 pic.twitter.com/y7boFypAha— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 26, 2017
Lambert Akhiadov taped Nemat Abdrashitov s. before the final bell @ACB68 pic.twitter.com/TAfxlAvw0e— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 26, 2017
Magomed Raisov TKOs Sukhrob Davlatov in 46 s #ACB68 pic.twitter.com/lk2hCGyB7m— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) August 26, 2017
Harvey comes to Houston
On a serious note, my city is under a lot of water right now, and its only going to get worse. Thoughts, prayers and material help would be greatly appreciated by all who live here.
Daylight reveals the extent of flooding in Houston #hurricane #harvey #Houston buffalobayoupark #flood #flooding #… https://t.co/YCyGkAJg6M pic.twitter.com/wAYU7zZz7G— DoubleHorn Photo (@DoubleHornPhoto) August 27, 2017
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