“Notorious” had high praise for “King” after his first professional loss last night (Sat., April 22, 2023) in the sport’s biggest pay-per-view (PPV) fight of the year.
Gervonta Davis stopped Ryan Garcia inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a vicious body shot in the seventh round of their highly anticipated boxing match (watch highlights).
As the post-fight dust began to settle in the locker room, Garcia was greeted by former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight and Lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, who attended the massive event.
It is safe to say the former “champ-champ” had high praise for Garcia.
“He’s 1-0 on you,” McGregor told Garcia after his loss. “You are the two biggest names in the division. I want to see it again. I want to see it again now, and I want to see it with no rehydration clause.
“Seriously,” McGregor continued. “Mate, all the respect in the world to you. You’re the future. You’re the future of this game. I’m watching you all the way. Wish you all the best.”
‼️ Conor McGregor giving support to Ryan Garcia in his dressing room after the Gervonta Davis defeat: "I wanna see it again, and I wanna see it with no rehydration clause."— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) April 23, 2023
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It is no surprise that McGregor has chosen to praise Garcia rather than “Tank” Davis, as the 28-year-old is the protege of the Irish sport star’s old rival, Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather finished McGregor in their massive boxing match back in 2017.
McGregor finished filming The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 31 last month and will fight Michael Chandler later this year at some point ... hopefully.
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