Conor McGregor says Floyd Mayweather wasn’t really that fast or powerful, but he was very composed and economic with his punches.
After a close and competitive early rounds, Conor McGregor eventually succumbed to Floyd Mayweather on the 10th round. The Irishman, who performed better than most expected, said he thought the fight was close up until the finish.
“I took the early rounds pretty handily,” McGregor said on his post fight interview. “He had to change his style, and fair play to him, he adjusted, he changed his style — put his hands up and moved forward. He’s composed. He’s not that fast, he’s not that powerful, but boy was he composed in there.”
“He was making me throw and he was patient with his shots. I’ve got to give him nothing but respect. Fair play to him. Great career he has had.”
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McGregor also said that he felt it was a bit of an early stoppage and he would’ve liked it if he was put down and gone to a 10 second count.
Watch the interview with the UFC champion below.
“I thought it was close. He’s very composed. Fair play to @FloydMayweather.” #ConorMcGregor @TheNotoriousMMA #MayweatherMcGregor pic.twitter.com/6fF4HpcxoC
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