It was a pretty sweet weekend for combat sports as not only did we have the UFC’s return to Las Vegas on ESPN but a big PPV between Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Leo Santa Cruz that saw Floyd Mayweather’s protégé “Tank” finally solidify himself as one to watch.
The WBA secondary world lightweight and now WBA super world junior lightweight champion hit Santa Cruz with a counter left uppercut from hell in the 6th round, ending their fight and causing a sensation on social media. Watch the finish here.
Amongst those watching: Conor McGregor, which isn’t surprising considering Proper Twelve whiskey advertisements were plastered all over the ring. “The Notorious” liked what he saw outta “Tank” during “Proper Whiskey Fight Night” and heaped praise on the 25 year old.
My lord! What a vicious uppercut that was. Praying for the health and safety of Santa Cruz there. The young man “Tank” Davis has some serious venom in that back hand shot. Incredible!@ProperWhiskey fight night— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 1, 2020
Then McGregor retweeted a highlight shot of an uppercut KO he landed against Marcus Brimage in his first UFC fight.
Another fan pulled up a clip of McGregor hitting Mayweather with an uppercut early in their boxing match, leading McGregor to compare the different situations the weapons came into play.
I walked Floyd onto mine as he rushed in with a back hand to my..?(to where ever he was aiming that back hand lol) Davis stepped out and in with his, fully planted.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 1, 2020
Way more devastating!
My shot, though slightly smothered, was still a tasty fast shot. Happy at the time #learning https://t.co/0sMG7qnEVi
They won’t let me fight again in 2020. But yes, that boxing bout was 3 years ago now. I am infinite times better than I was then. No question! Excited to show! Only got 40 seconds out the last time. https://t.co/nBkuCFaSae— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 1, 2020
It wasn’t all boxing from McGregor, who also had this to say about Anderson Silva:
Sad to see tonight, but I say keep going! Real fighters never lose that fire so why try to force it out? Simply put time into finding the correct competition and continue on. The right competition is out there, for all levels and ages. Find it and do what you love to do! Forever! https://t.co/qFvPtCQuVE— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 1, 2020
And as for his own fighting future, it looks like Conor McGregor is en route for a January 2021 return as Dana White confirmed following UFC Vegas 12 that a fight against Dustin Poirier was official.