The Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder trilogy came to a close on Saturday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and it ended with bang as Fury knocked out Wilder in the 11th round. The final tally on the three fights: 2-0-1 for Tyson Fury.
All three fights were wildly entertaining, which is something of a rarity when it comes to heavyweight fights. I don’t know anyone who watched the fights that did not enjoy them, even if Fury did force the referee to pull both fighters out of a stalled clinch multiple times through the fight. Amongst the people who liked what they saw: former UFC champ champ and occassional boxer himself, Conor McGregor. The Mac took to Twitter to share his admiration for both fighters (and throw some shade at his own trilogy partner Dustin Poirer).
Great fight that. Both warriors, both winners. Hard to not be impressed with Deontay there. Against the much larger man and almost got it done. Great fight. 40lb’s in weight difference is A LOT. Fair play both men there, very enjoyable fights they have had together. Respect.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 10, 2021
Their skill levels are unique but very close. A great heavyweight trilogy that was. I love when it gets set for certain and both have an honorable showing. Not the fam in the ring fake celebrating after a freak injury etc etc you know the gig, God bless the real in this world.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 10, 2021
Congrats Tyson and Paris. Me and Dee are so happy for you and the kids. Congrats Deontay and Telli also. Was great meeting you guys recently. A real proud showing that was, and could have went either way. Amazing! Happy Sunday now today with the cheddar and the memory’s God bless— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) October 10, 2021
“I love when it gets set for certain and both have an honorable showing,” McGregor wrote. “Not the fam in the ring fake celebrating after a freak injury etc etc you know the gig, God bless the real in this world.”
Of course it was Dustin Poirier who dishonored their trilogy by ‘fake celebrating’ ... it wasn’t McGregor for screaming about Poirier’s wife and declaring he’d murder Dustin’s whole family. Nothing dishonorable about that at all.
Everything else though was on point enough, especially McGregor taking the time to big up Deontay and his fiancée. There’s always going to be a winner and a loser when it comes to combat sports, but in this case Wilder deserves a lot of credit for his guts and tenacity in this one. And if he isn’t going to get credit from everyone, hey ... at least he gets the cheese.